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Old 10-19-2007, 08:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What do you mean most RAID? Can I bypass that because my new case can't fit a floppy I think.

Also, is RAID worth it for the speed increase?
Well i said most raid - cause i think some server raid arrays can be set up differently, but im not sure. Most likely you will need a disket for a normal motherboard. Also make sure your mobo supports raid.

I think raid is worth the speed increase, especially considering if say you got two 500Gb HDDs instead of a 1T HDD, as the 2 500s would be cheaper and almost twice as fast in raid0.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I read up on the Seagate 7200.10 models. They're cheap, but are they a big upgrade over SATA150?
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Actually most Raid drives have to be setup by creating a disket (yes that means you need a 3.5" floppy drive) because windows needs to load the 3rd party drivers when it is being installed. The mobo manual will tell you how to do this tho, its not that difficult.
rnt the drivers for the raid controller and not the hdd themselves.
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