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    Is RAID possible?

    Hi,

    I'm about to build a new PC,
    some of you may already be aware from my previous posts - well i know staffsmike is! lol

    I'm hoping to have 4 harddrives:
    1x for my program files (160gb)
    2x setup in raid 0 for speed etc. Will hold my data (500Gb 2x)
    and hopefully a drive that mirrors the data on the raid drives (1Tb x1)

    Is this possible? Does anyone have this setup? Do you think its just better to get a 1Tb drive for my data and back it up on another 1Tb drive?
    I'll have a ASUS P5k premium motherboard.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance
    Pez

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    Re: Is RAID possible?

    The mirror will slow down the raid0 anyway.

    What about a raid5 with 3x 500gb drives? You get redundancy and some performance improvement too.
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    Re: Is RAID possible?

    Yeah RAID 5 is the way to go for a setup like that.

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    Re: Is RAID possible?

    RAID 5 hey?
    I'll look into that and see what i can find.

    Cheers
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    Re: Is RAID possible?

    Essentially with 3 or more drives you get a speed up like in Raid 0 but if one drive fails the others are able to rebuild the the failed drive when you install a new one

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