Alright, I haven't heard hardly anything about RAIDs. I don't know what I need, or how to do it. I've Googled it and looked around a little bit, and I've decided I want a RAID0 (Striped), but that is really all I know.
Here is what I'm using (If you need to know my other hardware, feel free to ask):
ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
I'll be getting two of those hard drives, as I've read it is best to have identical hard drives.
Here are my questions:
1. Is setting up a SATA RAID different from an ATA or simply different in any way? Is it something I should look for when looking for a guide?
2. Do I need special hardware or software to install and use a RAID? I've heard *of* RAID controllers... but some of the guides I've seen don't even mention them. Any info on this?
3. I doubt anyone wants to type out how to install and run a RAID in this forum, so can anyone point me to a guide they believe to be a good one? Especially for a newer noob like me?
4. Anything else I should know?
Thanks in advance for any help! I'm really looking forward to your replies!