HDD RAID CONFIGURATION

  cap46 00:51 11 Jun 10
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Hi, i have an Hitachi 1TB 16Mb cache harddrive.I want to set up another Hitachi 1TB harddrive but can only find one with a 32Mb cache will i still be able to set up a riad configuration ?

  Mr Mistoffelees 07:17 11 Jun 10

I don't see why you should have a problem. HDDs in a raid configuration do not have to be identical.

  cap46 00:11 12 Jun 10

Thanks Mr Mistoffelees,but according to my Gigabyte motherboard manual the chapter on configuring SATA harddrives says "Before you begin, please prepare at least 2 SATA harddrives (to ensure optimal performance,it is recomended that you use 2 harddrives with identical model and capacity)"? They are both Hitatchi, they both have 1TB capacity. But one has a 16MB cache the other has a 32MB cache, so will it still work?

  MAT ALAN 00:31 12 Jun 10

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actually they don't, its just not recommended as you loose drive space and The smallest drive determines the size of the array.

In your case you will be fine...

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