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RAID question

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Bablos

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#1
Hi There...

A quick & really dumb question for all you RAID experts out there!

If I buy a new motherboard with a raid facility, do I need to attach two drives and create a RAID array in order to use it, or could I just connect one drive to it and use it as merely an extra IDE connector?

Hope someone can help.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#2
one drive is fine. i have 3 harddrives, but none of them are in a raid configuration currently. just using it for extra ide channels.

pretty sure it's not recommended that you connect cdrom's to raid channels, though... just harddrives.
 
#3
No you can use the raid ports like a normal ide port, although there have been alot of complaints that things don't always work well but it's a case by case situation.
 
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loppdawg69

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#4
only some raid setups allow that my asus a7v333 only supports hard drives on the raid channels anything else will not get recognized.
 

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