Redundant Array of Independent Drives or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives also known as RAID is a way to create a sub-storage system comprising several individual discs. RAID-0(also know as striping) is the level of RAID technique used to improve read performance. Over this configuration the ...

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usb vs firewire for connecting two RAID 0 disks

I have a 2TB and a 4TB RAID 0 external drives (both have two physical hard drives in them). Both have a FW800, FW400, and USB port. My MacBook Pro has one FW800 port and two USB ports. I want to copy ...
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Will my RAID0 stay intact when I move it to a new computer?

My primary drive is a 250GB WD SATA drive. So, I added 2x 500GB 7,200 RPM WD SATA drives into my Windows Vista box and created a 1TB RAID0. I then formatted the the primary drive and installed Windows ...
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Motherboard RAID support or Hardware RAID controller?

About a year ago when I was researching how to set up some drives using RAID on a PC I was planning to build, everyone said I would need to purchase a hardware RAID controller, the decent one was ...
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SSD for apps and RAID-0 for data?

I am building a new PC. I am going to be using a 64gb OCZ Vertex SSD for Windows and other programs. I then will have regular drives for my data. I am thinking maybe I should run 2 hard dives in ...
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Will RAID 0 array still work if I replace bad MOBO with identical model?

My motherboard, which is an Abit AA8XE recently failed. I had most of my data backed up but would like to recover the rest. The problem is my drives where set up in RAID 0. If I replace the bad ...
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optimal SATA SSD configuration in new PC

I'm sold on SATA SSDs for my next PC but since their prices grow un-proportionally to their size, I'm wondering what would be the best configuration for them (for OS and Programs) would be: 2 SSDs ...
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Need a solution for a Software Raid on Intel DG965WH

I had setup a software RAID (Raid 0) on my Intel DG965RY motherboard. The motherboard had some issues and as it was in warranty i had it replaced. Now when I reconnected my hard drives to the replaced ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS when installing RAID 0?

I am currently running the following setup: -single sata western digital raptor hard with Windows 7 64 bit Can I make a image with Acronis true image of my system. Then add another raptor drive with ...
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Raid 0 - what happens with the data when hdds plugged into another motherboard

I am buying a new motherboard Asus M4A785TD-V EVO to replace the Asus A8N32 which has recently went dead. The original motherboard has a NVIDIA NVRaid controller which I was using to strip (raid-0) ...
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raid 0 data recovery?

HI All, I have two identical seagate 7200.9 500Gb drives confiured as a RAID 0 spanned disk in windows. One of the drives has lost power and wont spin up at all. I know this normally means death for ...
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After enabling raid0, blue screen of death

Im trying to get a raid0 setup going. I have a 750 gb hdd with the OS on it and two 80gb HDD. For right now, I just want to raid0 on the two 80Gb hdd. When I enable raid in my Bios, Win7 has a BSOD ...
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How to run 2 SSD drives in RAID-0?

I am wanting to replace my Operating sytem hard drive with 2 SSD drives. Well possibly just 1 but I am curious about doing 2 in a RAID-0 setup for even more improved speed. What exactly would I need ...
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Can I configure a partition of a drive to use RAID0 and still use the left over partition for storage?

I want to set up a RAID0 configuration. I only have a 80 GB drive and a 750 GB drive. I was hoping to only RAID 80 GB of the 750 GB drive so that it would match the 80 GB drive. I heard that this may ...
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How do I convert a Windows 7 Ultimate install to Raid 0?

I'm trying to convert my system to RAID 0 and so far I found contrasting opinions on the process. Somebody says Windows 7 can't boot from virtual volumes, somebody says it can. My ideal setup would ...
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Can someone explain RAID-0 in plain English?

I've heard about and read about RAID throughout the years and understand it theoretically as a way to help e.g. server PCs reduce the chance of data loss, but now I am buying a new PC which I want to ...