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    many pps around the forums are pleased with the cheapness & performance of 80 Gb HGST (IBM/Hitachi) Sata300I've been running a pair as my os drives. £ Partiotions operating with XP Pro SP2, Vista 32 RC2& Vitsta 64.

    See Nvidia Array Intel raid is faster

    Once i've paid for my upgrade i plan to get another 2 of the hitachis' to speed up/try further raid options.

    luck

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    • Dreaming's system
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    I might need a bit more space though, that's the prob. Though I could have three, then I would be worried about failure.

    I have three raid controllers:

    EZ Raid which doesn't need set up
    Intel thing (so id need to much about with floppies for xp )
    and another one that I've disabled, can't remember what it's called..

    ahh here's what asus says:

    Intel ICH7R South Bridge:
    * 1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33
    * 3 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with Intel® Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5 support
    Jmicron JMB363 controller
    * 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66
    * 1x Serial SATA 3.0Gb/s
    * 1x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s (ASUS SATA-on-the-Go)
    * Support SATA RAID 0, 1 and JBOD (by 1x External SATA & 1x Internal SATA)
    Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (ASUS EZ-Backup)
    * 2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1 support
    * Support RAID 10 cross Intel® ICH7R and Silicon Image 4723 controller

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    Driver F6 thing isn't an issue if u don't want to use floppy slipstream drivers into your os disk using Nlight it's a breeze. I'm using ICH8R which is probably better, not sure.

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    The thing is the 'EZ Raid Backup' does it before anything, so windows will just see the drives as a large volume. I can configure it to raid 0 instead of raid 1. Then the backup drives I can install drivers when the OS is installed.

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