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#1 Les Esling

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:16 PM

I installed a momentus XT drive into my Toshiba laptop and was so impressed with the improved performance decided to put one in my Dell Inspiron desktop.
The only way I could get the pc to allow me to install Vista was to set the SATA option in the BIOS to RAID - I selected option 1.
I kept my second hard drive as a non RAID drive because I hold all my data (photos, music etc) on it. So I now have a desktop with RAID on the system HDD and not on the other.
Seagate help desk told me that the benefit of RAID is the superior access speed to/from the disk and that it is the way to get the best out of the momentus XT hybrid drive.
Every time I boot up I now get a warning page that my RAID system id "degraded" because there is only 1 RAID drive and therefore no duplication/redundancy in the sytem.
It seems odd to me that in order to get the best out of the momentus xt I have had to go for this odd set up but it does work faster compared to the ordinary WD HDD that I replaced.
I would welcome observations on the matter from those more experienced in these matters than me as maybe there is a better way to get the best out of a momentus xt.

tia,

Les

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