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Old 10-25-2009, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys... So I have been thinking of doing a RAID 0 array. I have a 500gb and a 320gb, and they are identical except their storage capacity.

Would I be able to RAID them or no?
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You can set those 2 drives up at an extended drive. However keep in mind if one drive goes, you do loose the lot.
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Yes, it will be 640GB though...
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Size isn't really a concern, as I don't even use half of my 500gb alone. I just care about speed
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Default Re: RAID 0 with non identical drives?

what are the two drives specifically?
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2 seagate 7200.10 drives
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) -Bare Drive
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Yes, it will be 640GB though...
Yup, you will get double the smaller size. And as mentioned, no fault tolerance.
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Yeah, I know. I have another 160gb that I'll put all my really important files on in case something fails.

Another little question... does having the drives in a raid array somehow make them more likely to fail?
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No not inherently.
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