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Then you should allow someone who knows what they are doing set it up for you. Use HW RAID not sw.
I would highly recommend setting up Raid 10, not Raid 0.
In my hardware based system, I just added drives as members in the Raid setup from the BIOS.
Four 500GB drives give me 1TB of storage with a combination of striping and mirroring.
I actually had a hard drive problem, and never even noticed it. The next time I booted, I saw the problem, went into the Raid BIOS, removed the bad drive from the Raid and then added it back in. The Raid rebuilt itself without me doing anything and returned to "Normal."
While it's good to have someone who knows what they are doing set it up for you, it's probably better to try it yourself so you know what's going on if there's a problem in the future, IMHO.
Just don't start experimenting two days before that huge job is due to start....:)
William, could you just guide me through the basic steps? Where do I start? Do I use the bios, the motherboard CD, or some other program to set up Raid? Where do I start? Thank you.
How to Set Up RAID on Your PC: