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    I got no idea. From a very rough guess, you shouldn't need to spend any more than $100 US (a VERY rough guess there...)

    EDIT: Don't know if this will help, but try here: http://tweaktown.pricegrabber.com/se...=27&Search.y=7

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    I was looking around and I found some Promis cards for around $80 US and they had some lower cost ones for around $45. I will make a link to the page I was looking at and it has link to the stores, its a bit long but you should be able to find something out of the lot.

    http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buye...mplate=keyword

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    MY GOD........that's alot of money there!!!!!I was thinking maybe more in the range of 30-40. heh I'll look into it though.

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    Unless you really need / want a RAID setup, I'd hold off for a while. With so many things just around the corner, it could be worthwhile waiting a little bit and seeing what happens then.

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    Whats the difference between the differnt type of RAID like I have heard every 1 talk about RAID 0 but what about the other ones like 1 and 0+1? Are these faster than RAID 0?

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    The Raid_0 setup is geared toward performance with fast write and read speeds and only require two HD's on two seperate Channels. A Raid_1 is mainly for security i beleve it mirrors everything you save on one HDD to the other someone correct me if i am wrong. A RAID_0+1 is lil bit of both with performance and security but this one can get expensive since you will need 4HDD for this setup. It uses the two for a RAID_0 and another two for RAID_1.
    Again correct me if i am wrong but i think that is the idea.
    - Damien

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    Basics of RAID (very basic):

    RAID 0 - basically turns multiple drives into one logical drive.

    RAID 1 - Mirroring / duplexing. Uses multiple drives and creates mirror images of data on each drive. Useful for redundancy / safety.

    RAID 2 / 3 / 4 - No longer used

    RAID 5 - Uses three or more drives, stores information across the drives and also includes a 'parity checkbit' on one of them. Basically, you can lose a drive, replace it with a blank one and it can reconstruct the data.

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    Beefy why do i make everything so complicated...lol...
    - Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    Unless you really need / want a RAID setup, I'd hold off for a while. With so many things just around the corner, it could be worthwhile waiting a little bit and seeing what happens then.

    that's true.......I mean between the NV30 and AMD's Hammer if the hammer is sucessful in terms of heat and speed and compatibility. I am DEFINITLY upgrading. Also doom 3.......I will definitly make a side note to buy a mobo with raid capabilities. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaco
    Beefy why do i make everything so complicated...lol...
    Hehehe.. I just couldn't be bothered putting in a big explanation.

    I did forget RAID 0+1 though, which is normally four HDDs. Two of the drives use RAID 0 to basically make one logical drive, which is then mirrored onto the other two drives. Combines the best elements from both methods, although costs more (naturally, four drives instead of two)

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