I have a computer that I built my self about 9 months ago now. My Maxtor 60GB ATA133 7200rpm hard drive is running out of free space rapidly, so I'm looking to get an additional drive.
But I'm stuck, so I need the help of all the experts here ;o)
My motherboard doesn't support RAID, but what I've been thinking is I'll get another identical Maxtor hard drive and purchase a PCI RAID card - that way, it'll save me getting rid of my old hard drive for a bigger one, and I'll get the advantage of RAID, which would definately be useful.
I understand the concept of RAID, i.e. the ability to write to more than one drive simultaneously, but I don't understand this RAID 0 and RAID 1 stuff - I'd be so grateful if someone could explain that and the way in which I'd set up two hard drives and two CD drives.
Anyway, is this the right way to go about doing things, i.e. getting another 60GB Maxtor and a RAID card? If so, could anyone make some RAID card suggestions, or tell me otherwise.
Thanks very much to everyone.