RAID 1 is the official name for mirrored disks or volumes

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Simple mdadm RAID 1 not activating spare

I had created two 2TB HDD partitions (/dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1) in a RAID 1 array called /dev/md0 using mdadm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. The command sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md0 used to ...
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Does RAID 1 protect against corruption?

Does Raid 1 protect against data corruption? For example, let's say that I am keeping all of my important files on a NAS that uses 2 disks in a RAID 1. If one hard drive has some kind of internal ...
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How to install RAID drivers on already installed Windows 7?

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate 6GB RAM Intel i7 920 Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5" Club 3D Radeon HD5750 GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard I've been running fine with Windows 7 installed on the SSD. I wanted to ...
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What's the difference between RAID 1 software mirroring and Fake RAID?

I've just ordered two new hard drives for my main desktop and a copy of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I'd like to do a clean install of Windows 7 onto the new drives (leaving my old Windows XP ...
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How to create a mirror (raid-1) of an already setup and running ubuntu 12.04 system?

I have a fully setup ubuntu 12.04 installed on a single drive and formatting it just to setup raid-1 is not an option Unlike other answers like this one: Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing ...
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How do I safely move a Windows 7 software RAID 1 volume to a new PC?

I have 2 identical drives in an old PC running as a mirror RAID (RAID1) using the Windows 7 software RAID. These drives are data-only drives and are not being used to boot an operating system. How do ...
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combining SSD and hard disk in software RAID1?

Does it make sense to build a Linux software RAID-1 (mirroring) using an SSD and a normal hard disk? I want to combine the advantages of SSD (fast transfer rates, fast access times) with the ...
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How does RAID 1 determine whether a disk is corrupted?

I've built a RAID 1 array of 2 disks, A and B. That means that every bit on A is equal to a bit on B. If one disk fails, I can safely retrieve my data from the other disk. But then I started ...
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Does software RAID 1 in Windows 7 improve read speeds?

Does software RAID 1 (mirroring) in Windows 7 improve read speeds? I'd like to set up RAID 1 to help protect my important documents (yes, yes, I know it's not a backup), but performance is also ...
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What advantages and disadvantages have Hybrid SSD/HDD RAIDs

I just read about Hybrid RAID arrays consisting of SSDs and common HDDs which are supported by Adaptec's RAID controllers. Does such a RAID configuration provide real advantage? Isn't write ...
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What exactly does a RAID 1 resync do?

I just have a quick question about RAID 1 resyncs. When a RAID 1 array performs a resync is it actually copying all the data from one disk to another or is it just analyzing the data on the disks and ...
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Motherboard RAID support or Hardware RAID controller?

About a year ago when I was researching how to set up some drives using RAID on a PC I was planning to build, everyone said I would need to purchase a hardware RAID controller, the decent one was ...
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Can one build a single disk RAID 1 array?

I have an Nvidia hardware RAID 1 array and need to reformat. But I don't have any spare storage media, so I need to get along with the 2 disks in the array. I figured I'd do as follows: Delete the ...
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Is RAID 1 on a home PC useful? [closed]

Is RAID 1 on a home PC useful?
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How to fix missing RAID1 drive

I had to do some fiddling about with my cables inside thebox and now I am getting a "Critical Error" about the RAID disks during startup. I have a gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard. Aparently the ...
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RAID 1 without cache protection - ZMCP/backup battery

I'm running RAID 1 on an Adaptec 6405. I'm trying to decide if I need to install the ZMCP on the card to provide Cache protection. Adaptec's ZMCP is the equivalent of a BBU - battery backup for the ...
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Can the drives in a RAID 1 array be rotated?

As a follow-up to my question Disaster recovery backup of files/photos for personal use, it sounds like for personal disaster-safe backup, multiple rotated hard drives is the way to go. One of the ...
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Recover data from NTFS disk after RAID1 mirror operation

I have two identical disks attached to my Asus P5Q Motherboard which are not operating in RAID1 mode. Disk1 (640 GB, almost full) is/was 2 partitions (system, data - both NTFS) and disk2 (640 GB, 80 ...
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How to undo accidental RAID initalization operation (recover data)? [duplicate]

Summary of the problem: I have two disks re-configured as RAID 1. instead of copying the data to the empty disk, it deleted the data from the non-empty disk. Here's what happened: 1. In the last ...