8k5a2+ (2400XP) setup with 4 IDE devices

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alibibassman

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I am building a computer on Monday that has these parts:
Epox 8k5a2+ mboard
AMD 2400XP
1 gig of Samsung DDR PC-2700 ram
MSI GeForce Ti 4200 128 meg card
(1) Seagate 80 gig hard drive
(1) Maxtor 60 gig hard drive
(1) 52X CD-Rom
(1) 48x16x48

I am wondering if I should use the Raid controller on the board to drive any of my IDE devices. Also does anyone know where I can find somewhere that will tell me the best Bios setting for this setup?

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Ecniv

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I would keep the RAID disabled unless you plan on using it for that.

I would use the 80Gb on Primary Master 60Gb on Primary Slave

Burner on Secondary Master and CDROM on secondary Slave.
 

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SePhErUm said:
IF you use raid,, yoou will get more preformance..
thats not 'strictly' true there is only a real noticed drive speed when your using scsi raid. tbh for what you need the raid will probably be more hassle and unless this is gonna be used as a v. important server why waste the time
 

Ecniv

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Actually you are incorrect, using IDE raid, will show a noticable improvement. I use it on some of my boxes at home and the render time is DEFINITLY signifigantly slower without it. using 0+1 wont help much, but I like the added backups.
 

djcomplexfs

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€cniv said:
Actually you are incorrect, using IDE raid, will show a noticable improvement. I use it on some of my boxes at home and the render time is DEFINITLY signifigantly slower without it. using 0+1 wont help much, but I like the added backups.
pfft, Raid on ide is nothing
 
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