Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya
To configure a hardware raid on your machine you will at least need 2 drives depending on what kind of raid you want to configure. With just one drive it wont be possible to have a hardware raid though you can simulate a raid using software raid on Linux with just one drive but it is pretty useless.
And unless you tell more about your problem its difficult to understand what you want. Till then you can go through this link
Thanks for the reply and link. I've read the information at the Wiki and think that RAID-0 might be the best way to go.
I find that the main limitation with this machine is the HDD speed, no surprises there I suppose! So I thought to investigate the possibility that an hardware RAID could help with this. The machine has 2 ESATA ports at the rear so one or both could be used to connect a disk box with one or more drives in it and that could be my RAID device?
Running Debian Lenny X86-64, kernel is 184.108.40.206
CPU is C2D @ 2.4Ghz, memory 8GB, HDD 500GB Seagate.
Any pointers to implementation gratefully received. :-)