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 Post subject: Raid setup for Windows XP
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:59 pm 
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>Dear Scott I have emailed you in the past and always received the best
working advise from you.

Please let me know which of my books/DVDs you own, which allows me to
reference the relevant book pages or video clips when answering future
questions.

>I am a Motion Graphic artist and work with HDV video. I use Adobe Production
Studio Premium, Lightwave 3D etc.... My Question is in regard to Raid: 1.. Is
it possible to set up Windows Xp and Win Xp 64 Bit on Raid 0?

Yes.

>2.. If so how would I do this?

Your motherboard has an Intel 82801GR (ICH7R) South Bridge chip:
http://developer.intel.com/design/chips ... 307013.htm

The ICH7R (RAID) includes Intel Matrix Storage Technology (SATA RAID):
http://developer.intel.com/design/chips ... age_sb.htm

The Intel Matrix Storage Manager documentation shows how to set it up:
http://developer.intel.com/support/chip ... 020670.htm

>3.. Would this be covered in your latest book?

Yes. For more information on my latest books see:
viewtopic.php?t=24

>4.. And the rest of the hard drives for storage? (I understand that Raid 0 is
the fastest but without any data protection)

Yes.

>The System I am using is as follow: a.. Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core
processor b.. Asus Wall Street Quartet P5W64 WS Professional Motherboard
(Intel 975X chipset ) c.. 2 x Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 d.. Asus 8800 GTX
Display Card ( Will upgrade to Quadro soon) e.. Zalman 600 Watt PSU f.. Zalman
Fatality Chassis g.. Zalman CNPS9700 LED CPU Cooler h.. 2 x 19" CRT Monitors
i.. 17" JVC Video Monitor j.. 4x Seagate 500 GIG HDD Is it true that Win Xp 64
bit is Microsoft's orphaned child? Replaced with Vista 64 Bit on which none of
my software will run until New releases? Thank you for your precious time.

I currently recommend Windows XP *32-bit* for most uses, including video
editing. I would not recommend XP or Vista x64 editions unless one were
installing 6GB RAM or more as well as true 64-bit applications that could and
would use that much memory.

Note that Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 software is 32-bit code. While Windows XP and
Vista x64 Editions will run 32-bit Windows applications, running 32-bit code
under a 64-bit OS will generally result in a very slight (about 1%) loss in
performance as compared to running the same 32-bit code under a 32-bit OS:
http://www.intel.com/performance/deskto ... /em64t.htm

But by far the biggest problem using 64-bit Windows is the lack of drivers,
as under a 64-bit Windows, *all* drivers must be 64-bit. With most device
manufacturers focusing new driver development on Vista over XP, I would
expect Vista x64 driver support to quickly surpass that of XP x64, meaning XP
x64 may indeed be "orphaned" from a driver standpoint. Scott.


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