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    Partition on RAID?

    If I put 2 drives in RAID 0, can I still put a partition on them, and will this effect performance or speed? Thanks.
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    You have to partition them, even if its only 1 partition.

    RAIDing them just makes a single logical drive out of n physical drives.
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    Why? I thought drives just needed formating?

    This is the first time I am trying RAID, so any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    System Specs - OCZ Modstream 520W, P5B Deluxe, 4Gb OCZ 6400, E6600@ 3.6Ghz, Audigy sound card, XFX 8800GTS XXX 640mb graphics card.

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    You format a partition.
    Partitions can be any format you like, even different from each other

    You always have a minimum of one partition
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    If you use primary partitions (best way) you can have upto 4 on a drive. your raid is just seen as any other drive & the same rules apply.

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    Okay.. So can I have 2 partitions on a RAID 0, The operating sys on one and say games on another?
    System Specs - OCZ Modstream 520W, P5B Deluxe, 4Gb OCZ 6400, E6600@ 3.6Ghz, Audigy sound card, XFX 8800GTS XXX 640mb graphics card.

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    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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