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To RAID or not?

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Last response: in Storage
December 14, 2012 11:42:46 AM

I've got my OS on a SSD, and everything else on a 2TB 7200 drive.

I just got two more 2TB 7200 drives to use for games. I was thinking about doing RAID 0, but I haven't done a RAID setup in years. Does it still offer a good speed increase?

My MB is Gigabyte X58A-UD3R. Anything special I need to do for RAID?

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a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 11:50:44 AM

If you don't plan on having any valuable data on it then it sure is worth it.

You need to set one pair of SATA channels you're going to plug HDDs into to RAID and then you'll have to create RAID array with the RAID utility during POST. Refer to the manual for information specific to your motherboard.