[QUOTE=DiiZzY;1998123]Actually a lot 17" laptops have RAID (eventhough its pretty much pointless).
But as Brian said, you need to define it in BIOS/RAID BIOS first.
no its not not any more than any ware else i use a 120G and an 80G using XP dynamic disks ebd up with 40G os and 160G striped raid array the raid array works perfectly like any raid array giving near on double the throughtput. vista on th other hand that is pointless only one reason to run windows thats games for windows and games for windows dont run under vista like they do under xp, so if yuor not gaming why are you using microsoft mac or linux seem far better choices when you eliminate gaming.
Raid causes more issues but the benefit cant be m,eaures its the core of everything speed it up and everything gets faster, my Raid array doubles drive speed and thats simple XP software raid and in real l,ife with a stop watch i can show near bouble performance.
not had much experience with laptop size HDD’s but this one in my machine had done over 600,000 and failiure smart points out that its beyond its MTBF but otherwise disk is healthey for this disk its mtbf is 400,000 so i am pretty pleased.
i owned personally over 20 HDD’s most of which are still in use and not one has ever just not worked they all indicated they were dieing so i could back up not until i baught a huge 500GB western didgital did i experience a totally dead HDD
dont knock laptops mine would kick most anyones machines bottom mine is a gaming laptop and with a 7950 @ 660x860 there not much in the single card arena of any size that beats it of dx9