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#1 justlearning

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:35 PM

im thinking of setting my comp up with some RAID action. My 300gb alternate drive is full of precious precious work data that im horrified to lose. Not a chance in hell of backing up. So i was thinking a RAID 1 setup might provide some piece of mind and safety. I've been checking out wiki and have yet to have any specifics CLEARLY pointed out. I know RAID 1 is a mirrored setup. What kind of performance cuts are there with setups like this???

It seems like lots of motherboards are using SATA drives as well, cutting back on the number EIDE connections. is it hard to setup raids through Sata?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:20 PM

RAID 1 has very little in the way of a performance hit since the majority of time the system has nothing to do while waiting for the hard drive to catch up - so doing another drive at the same time doesn't hurt much at all.

From what I've seen, SATA is easier to setup as RAID, but haven't actually done it myself.
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:07 PM

If you need serious backup check out drobo.com The unit is $500 and then you got to buy the drives. They say it's indestructible and a breeze to setup. Reviews at DL.TV.com episode #171
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#4 justlearning

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:44 PM

hmm. guess i need to do a little more info. Do i need to reinstall windows to get my "non-c:\ drive" setup as RAID 1?

can u guys recommend a good tutorial to follow in getting this setup? a lot of stuff i've been running into has been kind of vague

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:55 PM

Yes I know a little off-topic but since my drives start at C:\ what do the letters A:\ and B:\ belong to?
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