flyboydale54

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  1. RAID using WD Velocity Raptor HD's:

    I do not know the difference between software and hardware RAID. I can tell you the Motherboard has raid capability I believe. The motherboard is a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 Ultra Durable 3. On the web page: [http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-990FXA-UD7-rev-1x#ov] it says, " AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with super-fast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support". I have given the link so you can see the complete description of my motherboard. The manual for the motherboard is still packed away in boxes somewhere in many unpacked boxes back when I moved. However, I was able to locate the motherboard box which is how I got the model of the AMD Platform Motherboard. Basically, I have a FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-core Black Edition Unlocked Processor and 32GB of Corsair Dominator RAM. The RAM is 4 sticks of 8GB's each and is a speed matched set of 4. The 2 new SSD Drives I have are Intel 520 Series 120GB drives which I have in addition to the 3 WD Velocity Raptor 10,000rmp hard drives that I have to use in my build. The Operating System is Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate Full Version. I do not know if the OS has any bearing on if RAID is supported or not, that is why I provided that bit of information for you. If you need more information to fully answer my original question, please let me know. Thank you.
  2. I have 3 identical brand new WD Velocity Raptor 10,000 rpm HD's that I bought for use in a newly built high end tower computer, and I would like to experiment with RAID. The WD Support told me that these drives can not be used for RAID because they are not strict enough on the speed sync or something like that, and one will eventually drop out. They tried to sell me the red label drives that cost well over $250 each that is certified for use with RAID. I am reading conflicting articles that mention using the WD Velocity Raptor HD's. My 1st question is: "Can these WD Velocity Raptor 10,000 RPM hard drives be used reliably in a RAID Configuration such as RAID 0 or RAID1 or RAID 5?" I also have 2 identical brand new smaller capacity SSD drives. Without looking, I believe they were Intel SSD's. I bought all of this equipment about 4 years ago and I am just getting it out of storage since I moved during my PC build project. My 2nd question is: "Can I use these SSD's in RAID 0, Raid 1, or Raid 5 reliably or does it require special SSD Drives?" I am mainly interested in speed and might be interested in redundancy if it does not affect performance greatly, depending on the trade-off considerations. Although I am well experienced in PC maintenance, I am new to building a RAID array. Thank you for replying to my questions.