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Looking for advice about onboard RAID 0 with 4 drives, SATA2/3

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February 7, 2012 11:23:56 PM

I currently have a 2tb samsung F4 and am looking to achieve two goals:

-Significantly increase my storage speed
-Set up a backup solution

What I'm looking at right now is getting four Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s, and setting them up in RAID 0 on my P8P67 Pro. This way, I can have a fast RAID setup (no plans on getting a controller just yet - I think my 2500k should be able to handle it), and I can use my F4 to do nightly incremental backups.

My main question is will I be able to use these SATA3 drives on the four SATA2 ports on my motherboard without any issues? Will it even affect the speed, or is SATA2 more than enough?
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February 8, 2012 12:16:39 AM

geeceem said:
My main question is will I be able to use these SATA3 drives on the four SATA2 ports on my motherboard without any issues?



Yes, you will suffer no performance loss with 4 SATA 3 HDDs in RAID-0 on SATA 2 ports.
They cannot spin fast enough to saturate the ports.
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