RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, and is a technology which can provide increased reliability, performance, and/or redundancy by utilizing multiple hard drives simultaneously. RAID can be implemented in a computer via either a hardware or software controller.

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Adding RAID to my computer

I am concerned about data security on my computer. I am worried about a hard drive failure causing me to lose valuable information (a thesis for example), to combat this, i would like to implement a ...
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RAID 0 with multiple HDDs versus a single SSD

Me and a buddy were debating about this earlier, and neither of us are really pros in the field. I figured someone on here might know. The debate was about weather it would be smarter (in terms of ...
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Disk Read Error whenever i install XP pro

I have a computer which has a raid 0 with 2 hard drives When i installed Vista on the computer it worked fine, saw the raid setup and allowed me to install quickly But like most people i hated vista ...
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How can I restore RAID 0 on my DELL laptop?

I have been formating my dell laptop for quite a while, I bought it back in 2012, with one year warranty, it ended last august, but I think since the moment I formatted it to windows 8.1 I probably ...
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RAID0 disk recovery?

I've not lost a RAID0 setup but since both drives are used as one, is there anyway possible to even access data on just one drive via a sata cable or will you need both drives in a RAID0 setup to be ...
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Can XP load pre-installation drivers from anywhere other than a floppy?

I'm planning to install XP Pro on a new machine with a motherboard that supports RAID. The partition XP will run from will be on RAID 1. To set this up you normally enter a floppy disk with the ...
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Looking for an actual experience of RAID 5 2 drive failure? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone has any personal experience of RAID 5 2 drive failure with large drives? As I understand it, the theory is that with large 1-2TB drives, if one drive fails in the raid set, it ...
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Creating a RAID1 partition with mdadm on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a RAID1 partition on my Ubuntu 9.10 workstation. On this dual-boot system, Ubuntu is running from a separate drive (/dev/sdc - an SSD that is quite small, which is why I need ...
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Windows 7 not booting after failed SRT (SSD caching) install

This is a fairly new computer, only about a month old. i7 2700k, z68 motherboard, with a 1.5tb WD black HD, and a 128gb crucial M4 ssd. I followed the instructions for setting up ssd caching, the ...
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How to safely remove eSATA drive when it's not in the Safely Remove Hardware dialog

I have Windows 7 32bit which was installed when the SATA devices on my PC (DVD & HDDs) were set as AHCI in the BIOS. Today I added two extra disks that are to be set up as RAID 1 so I went into ...
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Recommendations for hard drive performance boost

I'm going to be building a new system soon and I'm willing to spend a few more dollars to improve my hard drive performance. This will be a general use system so I just want to see HD intensive tasks ...
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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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Ideal location for pagefile for workstation?

I have a workstation with 16GB of RAM, an 80GB boot SSD, and a software 4x 80GB array for scratch, running Windows 7 64-bit professional. The SSD is slower in sustained throughput than the array ...
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downsides to running RAID on unmatched drives?

I've got some generic RAID controller built into my motherboard and I want to build either a RAID 5 or RAID 0+1 array. What are the disadvantages of running unmatched drives? Like 4 different brand ...
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when archiving on DVD, should i make a mirror copy similar to RAID 1?

I would like to archive photos. Hard drive (HD) are unreliable after 3-5 years and are not design for long-term storage. DVDs are much better. From my research i found that TAIYO YUDEN dvd+r is the ...
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Software RAID and backup altogether

In this thread I've got most valuable tips regarding the home RAID solution options as well as their pros and cons: RAID for home use I've figured out for myself a few important points (the ...
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Software RAID 5 with Multiple Partitions (one encrypted partition)

Can I have multiple partitions using Software RAID 5 on an Ubuntu Server? For example, say using a 4 drive RAID 5 setup, I want one massive partition for storage and a second smaller but encrypted ...
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PCI-E SATA Controller

i'm trying to find a SATA Controller that has a PCI-E connecction of at least 4x, and has also at least 4 channels for SATA disks. I need it to make a real raid 5 system, the fakeraid on my ...
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Raid 0+1 and Different Disk Speeds/Sizes

I just got a new (used) Mac Pro with an Apple raid card and 2 300GB 10k hard drives. I want to setup the 2 10k's in raid 0, but have a raid + 1 using two other drives (2 500gb 7200) to give me a ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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Intel SRT / RST gives “no boot device” error after two reboots

Background Per this thread on SuperUser, I've done the following in setting up a new system: Installed components Updated motherboard firmware Ensured SSD firmware was up to date Created a RAID1 ...
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Why won't the motherboard RAID verify operation complete?

I have an MSI Big Bang XPower motherboard and I run Windows 7 with a RAID 5 using the motherboard's onboard RAID (fake RAID). Works great. But I recently had a power interuption to the computer, and ...
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determine chunk size of an existing raid array

What should I do to determine chuck size of existing raid arrays. I'm using software raid created by mdadm. I've been probing around for a while and can't find the right utility to that job. mdadm ...
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How to setup a RAID for a fileserver?

I have been looking for about a week now at possible RAID options for the home file server I'm building. At first I was looking at RAID 5, but then read RAID 10 has faster read/writes. A few people ...
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RAID0: Can I transfer my disks onto another motherboard/RAID controller? [duplicate]

I have 2 1TB drives that I set up in RAID0. Unfortunately, my old system is in pretty crappy shape and I might not be able to boot onto it. This means that the motherboard and old RAID controller are ...
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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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Can I place an 8x PCIe 2.0 Promise EX8760T into the 16x PCIe 2.0 slot on my Asus P7H55-M/CSM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will a PCI Express x1 TV tuner work on a PCI Express x16 slot ? The Promise card has a PCIe 2.0 8X interface, and the motherboard has a single PCIe 2.0 16x slot. My ...
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Is a RAID controller as easily replaced as a drive?

I'm thinking about setting up my next computer with RAIDed external storage. I've looked into the various kinds of RAID and their advantages and disadvantages, so I'm happy about the various ...
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Reinstall linux with software RAID

I've got ubuntu server on my "home server" with 5 software raid 0 partitions and one software raid 1. I have to reinstall OS. Is it possible to do that without losing existing partitions with data?
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Nvidia RAID 1 Problem. Degraded drives

I had a RAID 1 on my system which has a Gigabyte GA 8N SLÄ° motherboard with a Nvidia chipset.(Nvidia Raid IDE ROM BIOS 4.84) When the system was working probably there used to be an icon on the ...
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Is it possible to enable RAID 1 without reinstalling Windows?

I have MSI K9NBPM2-FID motherboard, one 500 GB SATA II hard drive and Windows XP. I would like to purchase a second HDD, and enable RAID mirroring in BIOS. I have two questions: Is it possible to ...
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RAID Configuration 'seen' through

I have a RAID0 (striped) configuration with the following: 64GB SSD 128GB SSD 640GB HDD I'm turning my PC into a hackintosh, and the installer loaded properly, BUT The installer saw the ...
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Bios Raid and Windows that wants to format them

I shutdown my PC improperly by holding down the power button. Now Windows sees 2 HDD's with a RAW filesystem instead of my RAID. After the fast shutdown my raid went though the "Verify" stage with 0 ...
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Windows 8 RAID 1 - notice but all disk marked as OK

I can't understand it... Windows 8 prompt me that raid save error and adwise to look HDDs But all HDD marked as "OK" what does that mean? Screen are in russian but i hope they should be clear. ...
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RAID 1 (mirror) - how a drive corresponds to a certain SATA port

I want to build 2 systems (1 x Linux box, with a lot of space, RAID 1 mirrored) and 1 x Win7 workstation for my graphic / music / video works, with RAID 1 as well. Suppose one of the hdd fails at ...
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Can I plug a single hard drive into the “SATA RAID1” socket?

My (6 year old) motherboard has 4 PATA socket, 2 SATA socket, and one socket labelled "SATA RAID1". Since I (sadly) have 4 PATA devices (including dvd-r), 2 SATA hard drives, and have just bought ...
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Should I make partition when setting up a RAID-1?

If I want to do RAID-1, and I also want to boot several different OSes (Windows 7, Linux) for example, should I perform the following steps? Create RAID-1 Mirror from BIOS. Use GParted to create ...
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Replace a failing disk in a RAID 0 array

I have a 2-disk RAID 0 array, which is reporting errors on one of the drives. I've arranged for an identical replacement to be sent out from Dell, but I want to create an image of each partition ...
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Which RAID controller should I use?

I am trying to consolidate content from a number of Buffalo and Drobo NAS units into a single Windows 2008 Server as direct attached storage (there is currently about 11 TB of content and it is ...
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After enabling raid0, blue screen of death

Im trying to get a raid0 setup going. I have a 750 gb hdd with the OS on it and two 80gb HDD. For right now, I just want to raid0 on the two 80Gb hdd. When I enable raid in my Bios, Win7 has a BSOD ...
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Which RAID configuration should I go with for fault-tolerance?

On my work PC, I'm running a RAID 1 currently. I have an opportunity to upgrade my system and I'm wondering what is the best setup I can use. I have 4 available hard drives and I definitely need ...