02-10-2005, 07:35 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
This is my first build. I've been flying by the seat of my pants, but, fortunately, my machine is working flawlessly.
Case: TAC-T01-E1, WAVE MASTER ALUMINUM MID TOWER TOWER CHASSIS.
Power Supply: Vantec Stealth Aluminum 520W
MB: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe (BIOS v1019), Hyperthreading ON
CPU: 3.2GHz 1MB Cache (Prescott)(Stock Heatsink and Fan)
Memory: 2GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM (Kingston ValueRAM)
Video: eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256MB (Forceware v66.93)
CD/DVD: SONY DRU710A16x Internal DVD+R Double Layer DVD+RW Drive
OS: Windows XP Professional
Monitors: Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch Wide, NEC 20 inch LCD
HDs: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160GB Serial ATA 7200RPM w/8MB (2) in
Promise SuperSwap 1100 Hot Swap Drive Enclosures for Serial ATA/150 HD
Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy
Sound: using onboard sound
LAN: onboard Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: Canopus Edius DV pack (includes Edius 2.5 and Adobe bundle)
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Wireless 1.0A
Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0
Pri IDE: n/a
Sec IDE: n/a
SATA RAID1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7/160 GB--RAID 0
SATA RAID2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7/160 GB--RAID 0
I have a question about adding drives. I'd like to install drives that would add data integrity to my system. If I add 2 additional drives to the ATA RAID connections, how would I configure them for RAID 1?
I know that the board has the ability to have a RAID 0 +1 with four drives, but won't that slow down the performance of my existing array?
Could I add a second array in a RAID 1 configuration that won't slow down my current performance? (For instance, if I added (2) 320 GB drives configured to RAID 1, then back up my RAID 0 array to it?)
Please excuse me if this question doesn't make much sense, as I noted above, I am a novice at this. I have read in several places that RAID 0 is best for performance, and RAID 0+1 is still better performance than 1 drive, but not as good as RAID 0.
Please offer any suggestions you may have, along with any specific installation instructions as well.