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Need help with raid 0 (noob)

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March 17, 2011 11:45:54 AM

hello. i have 3 sata drives, where i want to use raid 0 between 2 of them and then the 3rd plugged in independantly just for important data, in case of failure. this is possible, right?

i have a msi p43-c51 motherboard, which i don't know if it support raid 0? can anyone find this out for me as i see alot of contradicting info on google. thanks in advance, that's all my questions for now.

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March 17, 2011 7:48:48 PM

Well.....based on the specs from your motherboard's website (never forget the obvious places to look) you don't have built in RAID capabilities. However, if you're really set on having a RAID array you could buy a sperate raid controller card off eBay or a brand new one and plug it into a pci/pci-e slot.


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Purchasing a new motherboard might save you more money, but that depends on a number of things like the type of memory and processor you are using.
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March 17, 2011 8:18:17 PM

First thing is that RAID 0 can produce some good numbers but its doesn't really make your system feel faster as implementing it does not decrease the Seek Time. RAID 0 can be useful if you have two smaller drives. Putting them into RAID 0 means you have "one" larger drive.

If you have important data then you are much better off with RAID 1 (mirror RAID). Having another single drive to keep important data on offers you no Redundancy whatsoever.
March 18, 2011 11:10:27 AM

thanks guys. i guess i'll wait until i need a new mobo someday, those raid cards are damn expensive, and if it doesn't speed up the system that much, i guess i'll settle with what i what i have for now.

thanks again.
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