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Setting up Raid 0 with information already on disk?

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December 1, 2010 1:01:38 AM

I have 2 partitions on my disk (seagate 7200.11 1.5TB)

i want to buy another one (exactly the same) and make a Raid 0 connection

the thing is, i already have about 1.05TB of data already on my hard drive

so is it still possible for me to set up raid 0?

thanks in advance

(motherboard Asus M4A79T Deluxe)

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a c 92 V Motherboard
December 1, 2010 2:47:06 AM

It is possible to setup RAID0 on that disc :)  but at the cost of the existing data :( 
You will loose all the data irrelevant of the partitions.
And another thing , I wouldn't recommend a 1.5TB disc for a RAID 0 setup..... go for something a lot more smaller...... Only then will you really see a speed change otherwise it's going to work out to nearly the same.....
December 1, 2010 9:51:25 PM

so how come 1.5TB is too big for raid0?
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a c 92 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 3:11:22 AM

It's not too big....... it's going to be to too time consuming. The RAID0 setup is used to save seek time on R/Ws since stripping a 1.5TB HDD to it's optimal sectors that are fastest read or written onto , the platters are pretty dense and so the times compensated......
December 8, 2010 11:39:08 PM

Best answer selected by jeff77789.