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Postby zenix on Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:00 am

Hello, currently my motherboard only have two IDE slot which has been use up by my 2 HD (1 60 gig) and (1 80 gig).. and dvd-rom and cd-rw recently i'm running out of room for my movies..i just bought 2 300 gig maxtor 10 and a dvd burner.I have no more IDE slot to connect it to my friebd tell me to get and extra IDE card but was wondering configure using RAID 0 but i don't know anything about installing or configuring raid 0 and what's it purpose.. can anyone give me any suggesttion on what i should do...or just go with the ide controller card?


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Re: IDE Controller card?

Postby Bhairav on Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:41 am

zenix wrote:Hello, currently my motherboard only have two IDE slot which has been use up by my 2 HD (1 60 gig) and (1 80 gig).. and dvd-rom and cd-rw recently i'm running out of room for my movies..i just bought 2 300 gig maxtor 10 and a dvd burner.I have no more IDE slot to connect it to my friebd tell me to get and extra IDE card but was wondering configure using RAID 0 but i don't know anything about installing or configuring raid 0 and what's it purpose.. can anyone give me any suggesttion on what i should do...or just go with the ide controller card?


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RAID 0 is not worth it.. it involves using 2 or more *identical* HDDs to increase speed:
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/rai ... el0-c.html

Go with teh IDE controller card, if you just want to add extra storage.
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Postby Alektron on Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:55 pm

Go with a SATA hard drive. SATA is a better alternative to IDE because you should have better performance with it. If your motherboard doesn't have SATA built-in, you can get a SATA card.
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