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).

    http://anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.html?i=1491


    "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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