raid setup???

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slick8 Posted: Wed, Mar 5 2008 7:24 AM

can i set up a raid 0, with 2 80g drives but different makes(1 wd and 1 maxtor both 7200 rpm)??


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JeffB replied on Wed, Mar 5 2008 4:38 PM
You should always match the drives by make, model and size.  Mixing and matching may work, but may cause issues.
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" In theory, most RAID 0 setups can be configured with hard drives of different sizes from different manufacturers. In practice, you'll save yourself a lot of time and grief by building your array with identical hard drives--meaning drives of the same make, model, and size. At the very least, use two drives from the same manufacturer." - ripped from a PC World article. You can read the whole article HERE. If you already have the drives go for it! But if you have yet to purchase your drive(s) I would say purchase identical drives, slick8.

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frg1 replied on Sat, Mar 8 2008 7:22 PM

try if not just get indentical drives or dont use raid 

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I would say that it would work no problem. :) Not sure though!

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