Yes, I know. A nice simple topic for today.
I will have two SATA300 drives.
Samsung 80gb 8mb cache
WD 250gb 16mb cache
both are 7200 rpm
I'm thinking about setting up a RAID 0 (striping) array.
How should I go about this?
1) buy another WD 250gb 16mb cache drive?
2) partition the WD 250gb 16mb cache drive to match the 80gb Samsung?
Is option 2 even possible with RAID-0 ?
I have Norton Ghost 2003. I back up my system monthly onto a firewire hdd.
I could use Ghost to copy the current XP install over onto an IDE hdd, then FDISK or Partition Magic the SATA drives to match each other. I do not want to loose the extra free space on the 250gb drive. I'd like to format it as another partition, if possible.
Would I be able to Ghost the install back over and have it work as a RAID 0 array? Or should I just re-install XP or Vista? I know there's a floppy to use with drivers for a fresh install...