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Last response: in Storage
June 17, 2009 12:36:37 PM

is that possible to configure raid with two pata drives only

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June 18, 2009 9:41:57 AM

I don't see why not. It's just a difference of the connection and the connection's capability. To the computer your PATA drives are essentially just like any other.

I mean, if RAID can be built with USB floppy drives, why not with PATA drives?
a b G Storage
June 18, 2009 1:11:13 PM

Yes you can configure PATA drives in a RAID array. RAID existed long before SATA drives were invented.

Of course, this also depends on the RAID controller itself. Are you using onboard mobo RAID or a hardware controller card?

List your system specs.
a c 127 G Storage
June 19, 2009 8:27:04 PM

He probably means on the chipset-delivered PATA ports. nVidia did allow both PATA and SATA drives to combine in their "MediaShield" onboard RAID drivers/firmware. Most new motherboards only support RAID on the SATA im afraid. If you do not need to boot from it, or want to create a RAID1, you can often use Software RAID as an alternative. Even in Windows software RAID0/1 works aright, performance is good. :)