You work as a PC technician for a boss who believes you are really bright and can solve just about any problem he throws at you. Folks in the company have complained one time too many that the ﬁle server downtime is just killing them, so he asks you to solve this problem. He wants you to ﬁgure out what hardware is needed to implement hardware RAID for fault tolerance. You check the ﬁle server’s conﬁguration and discover it has a single hard drive using a SATA connection with Windows Server 2012 installed. There are four empty bays in the computer case and four extra SATA power cords. You also discover an empty PCIe x4 slot on the motherboard. BIOS setup does not offer the option to conﬁgure RAID, but you think the slot might accommodate a RAID controller.
Complete the investigation and do the following:
1. Decide what hardware you must purchase and put a screenshot of the web pages showing the products and their cost into a document.
2. What levels of RAID does the RAID controller card support? Which RAID level is best to use? Print any important information in the RAID controller documentation that supports your decisions.
Edited by hanzolo, 12 June 2014 - 07:49 PM.