8400 - Ordering RAID to get independent drives?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by David Ellis, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. David Ellis

    David Ellis Guest

    To get two independently addressable drives (i.e., C:\ and D:\) I
    understand, from reading posts in this group, I should order the 8400
    with RAID and disable RAID in the BIOS. I don't care to add a
    third-party drive after the machine is delivered.

    Does it make any difference which one of the following RAID 1 / RAID 0
    options I choose in order to end up with two independently addressable
    160gig drives?

    160GB Data Security RAID 1 (2 x 160GB SATA HDDs w/ Native Command
    Queuing) [add $180 or $6/month1]

    320GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 160GB SATA HDDs w/ Native Command
    Queuing) [add $180 or $6/month1]

    David Ellis, Jan 8, 2005
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  2. David Ellis

    apdicenzo Guest

    you dont have to order it already configured in RAID.
    i ordered my new Dell xps system with two seperate 160gb hard drives: C
    and D drives.
    as you said you can change this in your bios.
    i'm think in the future of adding a third hard drive and then configuring my
    C and D drive into RAID and useing the third as storage
    apdicenzo, Jan 10, 2005
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