Raid Question

I am really new in the raid world. Indeed I don't even know what raid means or how it works. I just bought an epox 8k3a+ that comes with the raid. Do you need a special tipe of drive to work with raid? Actualy I have a Maxtor Dimondmax UA133 40.0 GB and an old 1GB hard drive that I only use to file internet archives. Now, can I concect the maxtor to the raid or do I have to have two hd..? How does the raid work? Is there any website that I can go to so I can lern how the thing work? Please help me as I am new to this world of raid the only thing I think I understood is that the raid should work faster than the normal IDE, am I correct? Thanks
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  1. IN order for RAID to work properly you need two identicle drives. You can still use the RAID controller as a standard Non-RAID IDE controller if you wish.

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Fantastic new article at anandtech about raid. It definitely answered all of my questions (and more).

    "If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space".
  3. Hmm, I think I'll go for RAID 3. Oooopsy, it wasn't listed.

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  4. can i have raid 5 with extra topping? lol

    <font color=blue>All religions are true, for a given value of 'true' - Terry Pratchett.</font color=blue>
  5. Would you like whipped cream and a cherry on top?

    <b><font color=blue>The shortest distance between two points is under construction. :lol:
  6. HAHA

    Jesus saves, but Mario scores!!!
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