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January 2, 2010 3:39:39 AM

Hello Guys,
Im a newbie and Im building a new computer (or trying).I have two WD Caviar Black (WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB).
If I buy a WD VelociRaptor (WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache).
Can I configure RAID 0 ?
I want to use V.Raptor(300GB) as boot disk and Two C.Blacks (750GB+750GB) for RAID 0.


CPU : Core I7 920

M.BOARD : ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 (or any other suggestion ? )

RAM : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

GPU : SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 ( Crossfire in the future...but now only one GPU)

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case

Any help appreciated.

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January 3, 2010 1:35:46 AM

Is this a very hard question ? any idea ?
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January 3, 2010 6:09:27 AM

the motherboard manual should have info on how to configure the raid. Its as simple as going in the raid bios and telling it what drives to configure wich way.
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January 3, 2010 6:23:18 AM

In my opinion it isn't even worth the trouble. I have 3 320's in my computer and I use one for Vista, one for Win7 and one for Ubuntu sometimes. And other times I use one for OS, one for programs and stuff, and one for backup/media files. Either way I've never had a reason to go through the trouble of configuring and maintaining a RAID array.
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January 3, 2010 1:07:48 PM

I say go for it. It is too easy.

I have had many versions of RAID0 starting with 2xWD Raptors and now 2x160SSD's. My other set is a couple of drives also in RAID 0 for games and videos. It helps if you make or backup videos, and levels load faster in games.

On Intel systems you use CRTL-I to build an array out a normal drive. I have never had a failure. Also make sure your BIOS is set for RAID on the drives area.

The performance is visible....
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January 4, 2010 7:15:03 AM

Thank guys
Im going to try it
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