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RAIDing with similar but different harddrives???

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Oct 16, 2002
Pittsburgh, PA
I don't know much about RAID but my freind has 1 WD 40GB 7200 and 1 WG 40GB 5400RPM. They are pretty much the same make and model, just different speeds. Can we RAID them? Or do they have to be extactly the same?
I think they will only work as fast as the slowest HDD and is kinda pointless IMO then.... But to answer your question you should eb able to RAID them

NeoN068 said:
If I raid them wouldnt it be faster then the 7200 though?
The transfer rates MAY be faster than a single 7200, but seek times will be far slower. I do not advise running these 2 disks in raid.