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Raid 0 for windows xp

By gameb1azer ·
I am building a AMD Athlon FX X2 4800 System with SLi (dual ge-force 7800GT Video cards) and 2 SATA raptor x 10,000 rpm Hard drives. I am thinking of building making the system a raid 0 system for maximum performance. I will be using the win xp pro 64 edition. It this possible? My second question is I also want a third SATA drive for storage only not to be part of the Raid set up? I know that this will take up some pretty surious power so I have added a 650 watt power supply. Would that be enough power to run the system and support my Idea? I can trully appreciate some sound advice on these issues. Thanx alot, B1aze (the game b1azer)

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by BFilmFan In reply to Raid 0 for windows xp

" You cannot create mirrored volumes or RAID-5 volumes on Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP 64-Bit Edition-based computers. However, you can use a Windows XP Professional-based computer to create a mirrored or RAID-5 volume on remote computers that are running Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. You must have administrative privileges on the remote computer to do this."

- as seen in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314343

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by techrepublic In reply to Raid 0 for windows xp

Buy a RAID card - your motherboard may have a built in RAID controller depending on the model.

There is no reason why you can't have 2 drives in a mirror, and a third drive separate from that.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Raid 0 for windows xp

Just make sure that the 64 Bit Version of Windows will support the Video Cards and RAID Array.

The last time that I used it, it was still very much a Development Platform with very few drivers and you took a major performance hit when you attempted to run 32 BIT software.

@ Video Cards & # SATA HDD's are not overly heavy on required power so something around the 480 W mark should work quite well provided it is one of the better ones and not an unbranded one with marginal Power Ratings. Even this workstation with 16 HDD's, 5 Opticals and a Dual Processor M'Board runs quite happily on a 480 W PS without a hitch but I do have a good brand of Power Supply.

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