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31 Dec 2009   #21
Tiran Inside

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Hi!
Could someone please explain me what raid practicaly is, and what are the advantages of using it, and also can i use it: i have two 7200 rpm drives both 250gb,one for storage and one for os.


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31 Dec 2009   #22
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
RAID

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31 Dec 2009   #23
Tiran Inside

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Thanks for your reply!
Well i read the part where it descripes the raid types, and wanna setup the raid0 scheme. How can i do it?
Do i just need to use sata as raid in the bios, do i need to format the drives, do i need to reinstall the os?

One more question: Is raid faster than ahci?
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31 Dec 2009   #24
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
RAID

yes setup your SATA controller in the BIOS to RAID and I would start with both drives completely clean write zeros to both drives reinstall to the RAID array

Yes RAID would out preform AHCI
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31 Dec 2009   #25
Tiran Inside

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Thanks for the info!
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31 Dec 2009   #26
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It added six seconds to my usual boot time of 55 secs.
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31 Dec 2009   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I had a Raid 0 set up here with one of the RCs and ended up dissolving it. If you go back a page to post #12 you can review the information at the link there on Raid for Seagate drives which also applies to other brands as well. You can compare the 4 different types of Raid setups to SCSI to see a large gap in data transfer rates there.

Here I considered going with a 300gb Raptor and considered the cost as well as smaller capacity. Besides what drive or drives you go with you may to take a good look at another guide for the overall performance in Windows. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-a.html?filter[2]=Performance Maintenance
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