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Old 02-19-2005, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wats sata and raid stand for? how can i find out wat sata and raid my hard drive is?
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sata=Serial ATA
raid=... just search tech-forums for it, there are a billion post explaining it more thoroughly than i ever could... + i'm too lazy to go dig up an exact explanation, but it basically either fuses (not physically) 2 hdds into one, uses one hdd to exactly backup data, or uses 2 hdds as one and has another 2 back up those 2...
(respectively RAIDs 0,1 and 0+1
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To figure out if your hard drive is sata or ide, find out what type of cable it uses to hook up to your motherboard. ide uses a ribon cable, while sata uses a smaller cable.

as for raid, its different ways to use hard drives, you could combine your hard drives ( you usualy use two hard drives the same size) or have redundant drives for failsafe.
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Old 02-20-2005, 03:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i have one physical 40 gb hardrive thats split into 2 20 gb- so would that work
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Raid = Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (if I remember right)

Basicly raid is more then 1 Hard drive working as 1 unit for the purposes of speed, or redunancy. Thats the short explanation.
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