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SATA and ATA working togther?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by noelg24, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. noelg24

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    Ok I am now thinking I would like to purchase 2 250GB SATA HDDs and use them along side my current two ATA HDDs (one is 80GB and other is 40GB). eventually I would like to move everything (including the OS onto one of the SATA drives) but for now what I want to do is be able to have 4 HDDs sitting in my system. so what sort of RAID setup should I do? I was thinking more of RAID 0 (mirroring..that is correct?) cos with RAID 1 if one disk fails then your buggered! any suggestions welcome and advices as usual guys. Thanks all. :D
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    I didn't find a "how to" on the subject but I did find this product that seems to allow SATA and ATA drives to co-exist in the same system:

    http://www.firewire-1394.com/sata-ata133-pci.htm
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    firstly why would you raid them if you plan on removing two? just run them in a JBOD configuration, your less likely to get problems then

    yes they can co exist, co existing in the same Raid array may be more tricky

    and Raid 1 is mirroring, and a big waste of space for home users
    Raid 0 is striping, dangerous with lots of disks, negligable performance gain

    unless you can afford to go for raid 5 id stick to JBOD config for now
     
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  4. noelg24

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    thanks guys...sorry to sound thick Phoenix but what does JBOD stand for?
     
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  5. tripwire45
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  6. noelg24

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    oh I see...thanks tripwire...:D
     
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  7. Mikemgs

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    I have 2 74 gig raptors running raid 0 and 2 250 gig maxtors on ATA. It was easy to setup on an Asus A8V using the onboard promise controller. So basicly I have 4 hard drives with no problems, HTH
     
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