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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rwhans007, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. rwhans007

    rwhans007 Thread Starter

    Mar 24, 2004
    I have a built in Raid controller on my motherboard and wait to activate raid. Do I need 2 Harddrives of the same size, or can I use different sizes. Like one of 250GB and one of 200Gb?
  2. mtown_onsite


    Aug 20, 2004
    you should be able to used non equal drive sizes. But you will lose all extra space on the larger drive. It will setup as the speed and size of the smallest and slowest drive.
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    You CAN do it that way, however in raid 0 you will have a 400 gig array. In raid 1 it will be 200 gig. When setting up raid, I like drives of the same size, mgf, and cache size.

    Post back if you need detailed instructions on how to setup raid. Is this for installing the os or is it for storage / video, etc?
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