After reading somewhat about RAID, some things are still unclear. I read that the fastest yet safeset approach (which I am looking fwd to) is to do a RAID 0+1. I plan to buy another WD Raptor for this, however, do I need 1 more or 2 more. Are a total of 3 drives needed for this? or just 2? I have one Raptor now.
My onboard promise controller has instructions incorporated into the ASUS manual, and is not very helpful. I did a search here also but there is so much and its so scattered, I just get more confused reading about it all.
Further, can I after successfully setting up a RAID0+1 then partition it in half, as I often format my main O/S location but like to preserve my mp3’s and documents on a secondary loacation so that I do not have to load eveyrhting back in again. How exactly does this work?
Thanks to anyone who can elaborate and clearly explain this.