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Old 05-31-2007, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Iam coming up on having enough money saved to build a terabyte in a raid 4. Iam just a tad confused considering I already have two hard drives. My plan was to use my system drive(250gb) for linux, ubuntu more specifically and then my 320 as the new system drive along with the 3 400gb hard drives.

I want the 3 hard drives in raid 4, but a tech buddy told me that, if Iam building a raid, I would have to reinstall my os, and with it every single program etc etc. Iam not trying to get around that, but, If my raid 4 soul purpose is for storage, can I build it, then reboot my pc for windows to recognize it with my existing system?

I know I can put my raid seperate from my actual sata drives, but, I have alot of videos, pictures music on each of the drives, so it's confusing on how i should back up my existing stuff and put it all back.

i5 2400 @ 3.10Ghz | 16GB RAM | 500GB + 1TB | GTX 750Ti
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Raid help.

to raid you need to format all the disks wiping all data you can't add to an existing raid array I think its something like raid10 which allows you two add and take disks at will. The best raid array for you is probably going to be raid 5
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