SATA Raid!! WHAT IS IT :wtc:

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  1. Grodius

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    Help me please
     
  2. Jiggs

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    its two sata drives in a raid configuration.
     
  3. DAN513

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    Actually, it depends on the board. The new Asus SLI mobo has 8 sata ports, and will let you run 0, 1, 5 and 10.
     
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    Let's you have 2 sata drives acting as 1 large hard drive, or both drives can contain the exact same information (mirroring). Those are the two most common configurations but there are more. I have RAID 0 sata and for working with large files it is great. However if one drive fails, you lose all your data.
     
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    0, 1, 5, and 0+1... not 10.

    and I believe the RAID5 solution is software-based, and you cannot install that as your OS drive.
     
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    tuner I know you're thinking bacon and eggs.

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    RAID 5 can be software or hardware.

    You'll need a controller that supports raid 5 obviously for hardware based array which runs a lot faster than a software based array. Windows XP supports a software based RAID 5 but it can't be your system (boot) drive.

    Here a pic of what a software based array would look like.

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    :rolleyes: go use the board and you'll understand
     
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    tuner I know you're thinking bacon and eggs.

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    What board are you talking about?
     
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    You better contact Asus then and let them know they have a typo on their webpage.
    http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8nsli-d/overview.htm
     
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    I have contacted them. I called their tech department to learn more about the Raid5/10 solution and then was very disappointed. They consider 0+1 to be RAID10... too bad it's not, lol. It's a software solution that you cannot install an OS onto. It's also still stuck on the PCI bus. They really need to make use of the PCI-E bus.

    but that kind of sums up my opinion of Asus -- they try and try, but always miss the mark.
     
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    RAID 10 is striped Mirrors (1+0), where RAID 0+1 is mirrored stripes. RAID 10 is often confused with 0+1 though.
     
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    :uh: Why bother!? Software RAID is useless. Slow and guaranteed to fail in a OMG-where's-my-data way at some point.
     
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    yup yup
     

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