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1 SSD for OS and 2 HDD in RAID 0

Last response: in Storage
August 29, 2012 3:29:18 AM

I am a bit new at this, but maybe someone can assist me with and answer...

I just purchased a Crucial M4 512GB SSD and currently have it installed into my Alienware M18X R2 as my OS Disk. I also have 2 500GB's HDD's installed and they are currently set as RAID 0. My question is, is this the best way to have them configured?
Also, my intel RAID controller shows that my OS is booting from the SSD, shows that my 2 HDD's are in RAID 0 and there are no errors, but I am not entirely sure how the 2 HDD's are accessed? As stated before, I am very new at this and if any one can "dummy" down how this actually works I would be much appreciative!

I just want to be able to access the 2 HDD's and still boot/run the OS off of the SSD. Like stated before, I can see the drives, there are no errors being reported, but I am not sure if them being in RAID 0 how they actually work being I do not see them in "my computer". Thanks for the help!

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August 29, 2012 3:49:48 AM

1949402,1,1382897 said:
I am a bit new at this, but maybe someone can assist me with and answer...

Forgot to add my system...below is the hardware:

Alienware M18XR2
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3820QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
8GB Dual Channel XMP DDR3 at 1866MHz
SLI 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M
1TB RAID 0 (2x 500GB) 7200RPM
512GB SSD Crucial M4 for OS
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1, English, w/Media