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    Should I use Raid 0?

    I have several HDD's that I want to combine together, essentially having one big drive. Now my drives are of different sizes and brands will this work or no?

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    If you put two different drives in RAID 0, they are going to be limited by the smallest and slowest drive. For example, if you had a 100gb drive and a 250gb drive in RAID 0, you would only have 200gb of space (100gb/e) and the extra space is unusable. Additionally, the faster drive will be constantly waiting on the slower drive to finish operations, which could cause stuttering.

    It is best to only do RAID with same model disks.
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    Okay cool. So I'll just use then as individual disks

    EVGA P67 FTW / i7 2600k @ 4.9GHz
    Swiftech Apogee HD / 2x MCR320 / MCP-35x
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1333MHz
    Patriot Pyro 60Gb SSD / Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm
    Seagate 500Gb 7200rpm / OCZ 750w Modular
    EVGA GTX 480 GeForce 1.5GB GDDR5
    Xigmatek Elysium / Win7 Ultimate 64-bit

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