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Old 04-15-2006, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im buying 2 HDs for my new computer and im making one my OS and the other files and games. if i wanted to buy another HD for my files and games backup (or OS) i would then set up RAID?
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There are several RAIDS, but the main ones are RAID0 RAID1 and RAID5

RAID0 is combining 2 drives to make it appear you have 1 drive having the space of the two drives. This gives you a speed increase.

RAID1 is having a mirror of the other drive, so if one fails you still have the information. Great for a server.

RAID5 is having a minimum of 3 drives with one of them being used as a backup per 5 drives, so you can get all your information back if any one fails. But it has a sacrifise of speed.
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for two drives u should just set both up with SATA in IDE mode
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im buying 2 HDs for my new computer and im making one my OS and the other files and games. if i wanted to buy another HD for my files and games backup (or OS) i would then set up RAID?
You dont have to set up raid, raid is only used for performance and cutting down loading times. Putting those two hdd's in raid 0 would be a good choice. Then just adding the other hdd as a separete one for your backup is what most people choose
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