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add second SATA drive

by haloo / October 16, 2004 12:33 PM PDT

i got 1 80GB Seagate SATA drive and i would like to add another one. Would this increase the speed?? because i heard somewhere about it.. and also what configuration should i use?? Can i still partitioning my drive??

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Re: add second SATA drive
by Ross / October 16, 2004 1:19 PM PDT
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The only way I know of to increase the speed of seek with two hdd's is through the use of raid 0. Is this what your going to use??

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Re: add second SATA drive
by haloo / October 16, 2004 1:30 PM PDT

There is raid 0 and 1 right.. so what do i have to do for raid 0. do i just need to add a hdd or what configuration do i need to do??
i got asus A7V600 mb that come with SATA connection

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Re: add second SATA drive
by JMarchi / October 17, 2004 1:14 AM PDT

The only way to move to raid 0 would be to get a RAID controller (unless your motherboard had it built in) and then rebuild your system from scratch, using the 2 drives in a RAID 0 configuration.

It might be better to get a 10,000 RPM SATA drive and use that instead as the boot drive.

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Rarely faster..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2004 1:23 AM PDT
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Re: add second SATA drive
by billzhills / October 17, 2004 1:33 AM PDT
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By increasing the speed do you mean data or system?

The fundamental principle behind RAID is the use of multiple hard disk drives in an array that behaves in most respects like a single large, fast one. There are a number of ways that this can be done, depending on the needs of the application, but in every case the use of multiple drives allows the resulting storage subsystem to exceed the capacity, data security, and performance of the drives that make up the system, to one extent or another. The tradeoffs--remember, there's no free lunch--are usually in cost and complexity.

Jargon explained: clock, megahertz/gigahertz, cycle
Computer performance is a traffic problem, moving data and instructions from memory and around inside the chip. Most people think of "traffic" in terms of cars and highways. However, there is a more relevant traffic analogy that everyone experienced before they learned to drive.

To increase Data transfer to memory you will need to set up a RAID. This is a system of splitting Data across HDD. RAID 0 and 1 are the most popular.

System speed is dictated by many more variables.

Each subject should be approached separately as both are equally confusing.


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