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March 17, 2011 3:00:52 PM

i was wondering if when i set up raid 0 will i need a raid card? ive watched video's on youtube on setting up raid but it only show's the bios settings.

i plan on using the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 and 2 Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb

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March 17, 2011 4:19:28 PM

charon711 said:
i was wondering if when i set up raid 0 will i need a raid card? ive watched video's on youtube on setting up raid but it only show's the bios settings.

i plan on using the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 and 2 Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb


The quick answer is no.

Most, if not all, motherboards today, have raid controllers built in. You just need to install the drivers for the controller either at the OS install, if your boot drive is where you want your RAID, or after you've installed your OS and you want the RAID set up as your storage drive. Most people do it at OS install.

Your motherboard supports up tp 8 SATA drives so you could use various RAID configurations.

Also remember that RAID 0 has no fault tolerance so if one drive fails the RAID array is hosed (unrecoverable), so back up regularly.
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