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build raid with sata and sata 2?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ivan__jedi, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. ivan__jedi New Member

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    does anyone know can i build a raid 0 system using a sata drive and a sata 2 drive??
    or the two hard drives must be exactly the same?


    thanks
     
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    I think with RAID you have to use 2 or more drives of the same size and prefereably same make/type.

    Though I am not sure if you can mix SATA with SATA 2 in the RAID array.
     
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    You can use different types, though it's not recommended. Performance is better with identical drives.
     
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    as always, you should use same brand same model drives to make a raid array, its more a saftey and stability issue then a performance issue, you know that every hard drive model gives different bandwidth, latency and access times,
    like you would´nt mount a dual channel memory system with memory modules from different brands, speeds and latency values,

    but then again, if you just want to try, and have the drives on hand, alot of Sata2 drives have a jumper to limit them to Sata1, that should lower the risks,
     

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