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Old 01-19-2007, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a gaming rig using the Asus p5n32 sli premium MB. What I need to know is can i put 2 sata drives in raid 0, but keep my OS out of the raid group by having the OS on a separate HDD. I am a NOob at building a PC froms scratch, but have upgraded PC's several times. I have read a couple blurbs on this issue , but have not had this question resolved. Any help on my dilema would be appreciated, ty

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would you want to have a RAID 0 group with the OS outside of the RAID group?

Yes, it can be done, but what results are you seeking?

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea like dragon said it can be done but...what are you going to put on the raided drives then? if your wondering about the os crashing and not recovering i have 2 drives in raid 0 with the OS on them and its worked flawlessly, its great i love it, im not sure why you wouldnt want the os on a raided drive...normally you have the os and the most used apps on the raided drives and just basic info and files and back ups on the non raided drive
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I appreciate your input , and have reconsidered this config. My concern was basically the grief of having to reload windows after a *sic8 crash of a HDD . I have as yet to have a HDD failure anytime, so I will install all software in the RAID format. Again, ty for your replys.
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