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Looking at a RAID setup for future build

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June 11, 2010 4:09:20 PM

I am planning on a new build and have been hearing a lot about putting a RAID array in it. I am planning on putting a SSD for the OS and two 2TB SATA in the RAID. I was hoping to get it to balance out to 4 TB of storage for anything else I wanted. For MOBO I was looking at ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. The SSD I am looking at is Corsair P128 CMFSSD-128GBG2D 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). The HDDs I am looking at are two Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive. For the Processor I am looking at AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT90ZFBGRBOX. That is as far as I have gotten with it so far. I wanted to make sure my idea would work before I picked out the rest. I have built just basic PCs for family members but I want to build a power house for myself in the near future. This is gonna be used for gaming, video, music, and picture editing as well. If this type of setup will work could someone kind of explain what I would need to do. This will be my first RAID array. Thanks in advance.
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June 17, 2010 2:53:27 AM

Great selection! Your mobo does support SATA RAID 0/1/5/10. SSD for the OS will work well. As for the data on RAID, please select RAID1 (mirroring) and your two 2TB HDDs setup in RAID1 will be like ONE 2TB disk. This explains it quite well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

Your motherboard manual will explain which SATA ports have RAID capability and the corresponding controllers. Use these ports while setting up your RAID1 in your BIOS. Here is a useful link: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=830&pa...

I have RAID1 for my data.
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