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How Do I Raid 2 Hd's


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#1 TheEnglandSniper

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:42 AM

howdy Folks
i hope u can help me plz i have a 200gig sata HD at the mo and i want to raid it with 1 excactly the same.to do this will i lose the info on my present HD or can it be done without having to formatt it.is this an easy thing to do raiding 2 HD's and do i need any other piece of hardware or software. i want to do this cos i am under the understanding that it will speed up my pc

i will thnk u all in advance for the help Given :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:13 AM

What is it that you expect RAID to do for you and what type are you planning to use?

Read the tutorial about RAID here:
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/raid/index.htm

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:24 AM

Depending on what RAID level you choose - you most likely will lose the data on the drive. Back it up before starting!!!
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:47 AM

hi folks
thnx for info. the reason i want to Raid me pc is i am under the understanding if i do this it will speed up the process of loading programs and startup would be faster .if this is the case can some1 plz tell me easiest way to do it .also i cant remember the code i used for me XP i still got the disc but no code as i cant find it is there anyway i can find it in my pc b4 i formatt it. again many thnx for your help folks it is much appreciated :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:54 AM

I assume you mean the 25 digit key for your Windows installation by "code".

Download Keyfinder from magicaljellybean.com

It will provide the key for your Windows installation.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 06:05 AM

As far as I understood you want to create RAID 0 array to increase the productivity of your comp. To create RAID 0 array you need to have RAID controller built in your motherboard or you need to buy external RAID controller. There are two most common controllers manufacturers Promise Technology (PT) and High Point Technologies (HPT). The adjustment of RAID controllers performs using special utilities in their BIOS. As far as I know HPT utility have more features than PT utility. But productivity of RAID array based on PT controller is greater than productivity of the same RAID based on HPT controller. If you'll perform all adjustments correctly you'll gain 15-20% bonus in productivity. But notice that failure of only one disk from RAID 0 array will cause corruption of entire data stored on RAID 0. By the way don't forget to backup your data before creating RAID 0.

P.S: Try to find some additional info about RAID controller in your motherboard's manual

Edited by Kevin_D, 17 October 2006 - 06:16 AM.





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