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Can I raid 0 SATA and IDE hard drives

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January 7, 2013 10:26:26 PM

Hello,
I have 3 drives of all different capacities and two of them are SATA and one of them is IDE. Can I RAID 0 them in a desktop to be get maximum speed. My motherboard is "ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard"
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a c 156 G Storage
January 7, 2013 10:36:10 PM

The IDE controller is shared with the E-SATA port so the only way you could run raid with those drives would be some kind of 100% software solution.

Different speeds and capacities of drives in raid 0 have very strange interactions as well.

It is also important to know that RAID 0 will make ALL drives the same size as the smallest.

2 x 1TB = 2TB
1TB and 2TB = 2TB
320GB + 640GB + 1TB = 960GB
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January 8, 2013 4:03:50 AM

nukemaster said:
The IDE controller is shared with the E-SATA port so the only way you could run raid with those drives would be some kind of 100% software solution.

Different speeds and capacities of drives in raid 0 have very strange interactions as well.

It is also important to know that RAID 0 will make ALL drives the same size as the smallest.

2 x 1TB = 2TB
1TB and 2TB = 2TB
320GB + 640GB + 1TB = 960GB


Not clear what you mentioned . You said that the size of the RAID would the size of the smallest disk. But your example says 1TB + 2TB = 2TB.
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a c 124 V Motherboard
a c 156 G Storage
January 8, 2013 4:09:03 AM

sorry to clear it up.

size of smallest disk X(times) number of disks in the array.
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