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RAID 0 with SATA drive + IDE drive

Last response: in Storage
July 12, 2009 2:10:54 AM

Okay so I'm a complete noob when it comes to RAID 0. I've heard about it for a while, but I just recently found out that I can get a performance boost with it.

I'm using a Seagate 7200 SATAII 250GB (16MB cache) HDD in single configuration right now. I still have my old Seagate 7200 IDE 160GB (8MB cache) HDD lying around. Can I use RAID 0 with these two hard drives and see an improvement, or should I buy another 250GB hard drive?
July 12, 2009 2:23:55 AM

Couple things I forgot to add:

I'd also consider RAID 5 since I don't care too strongly about my write speed.

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
July 12, 2009 3:53:33 AM

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a b G Storage
July 12, 2009 5:36:43 AM

Nope. RAID is handled by the storage controller, and you need them to both have the same connection. Ideally, you would want two identical drives.
a b G Storage
July 12, 2009 6:10:54 AM

drives need to be at least the same controller, and should be the same drive for optimal performance
July 12, 2009 5:01:34 PM

Okay, so if I bought a second 250GB HDD which would you recommend? RAID 0 or RAID 5? or should I just save my money if it's not worth it?