Redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks; a technology which utilizes multiple disks to provide increased reliability, performance, and/or redundancy. Can be implemented either in software or with a hardware controller.

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Will my RAID0 stay intact when I move it to a new computer?

My primary drive is a 250GB WD SATA drive. So, I added 2x 500GB 7,200 RPM WD SATA drives into my Windows Vista box and created a 1TB RAID0. I then formatted the the primary drive and installed Windows ...
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New motherboard or new PC to gain access to RAID drives

I have a PC that refuses to boot. I have 4 disk drives on a RAID array (RAID 0, or possibly 1), that is provided by my motherboard. I have 1 primary HD, and an extra 4 for the RAID. I want to recover ...
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“Acceleration” not available in Intel SRT menu

I have an Asus Z68 Motherboard on an existing system running Windows 7 x64. I now want to install an OCZ Agility 3 SSD to make use of the Intel Smart Response Technology. Apparently, it's not an easy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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help! striped raid causing bsod!

This links to my previous question. I've been running my machine (mobo is XFX 790i Ultra Sli) off a raid 0 for a couple of years now with two Samsung f1 1tb drives with no problems. I've also been ...
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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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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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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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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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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 proceed after creating software RAID 1 array on Linux

So, I've created a RAID 1 array using two 500 GB hard drives. I used a Linux Mint Boot Disk, and then used mdadm to create the RAID 1 array using 2 hard drives, each which has a single primary ...
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Why URE fails raid rebuild and “renders RAID 5 unusable” [closed]

I'm sorry but I just can't comprehend from a theoretical point of view. Why is it that running into a single URE, the raid controller decides everything else are ruined and just dies? Stupid. A 40 TB ...
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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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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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Nvidia RAID 1 Problem. Degraded drives

I had a RAID 1 on my system which has a Gigabyte GA 8N SLİ 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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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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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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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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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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How do I attach more hard drives to my hardware RAID card?

I have an Adaptec RAID 5805 with a total of 8 SATA hard drives attached. There are two "mSASx4 (SFF-8087) to SATA (4)" cables plugged in: and attached to each of the 8 ends, is a SATA hard ...
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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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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 ...
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How to enable Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD Self Encrypting Drive with Intel RST RAID 0

I have an MSI GT60-2OD (Haswell MB, UEFI enabled w/o CSM) with 3 Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD drives in RAID 0 mode (Intel RST AHCI RAID Controller Miniport aka Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID ...
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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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Two Raid-1 arrays in a single system?

I'm building a Raid array for the first time in my system and I have a question regarding having multiple Raid-1 arrays in a single Win 7 system. I'm a bit of an organizational freak with my data ...
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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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RAID0 removed and recreated. Can I get my already installed windows back?

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The OS (...
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How many drives do I need for ZFS RAID-Z2?

How much storage would I need if I wanted to use RAID-Z2? I am building a home server that will run FreeNAS with a ZFS file system, and currently plan to install 3 3TB hard drives. Does RAID-Z2 ...
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How can I archive files to blueray with redundancy?

Reading recently about facebook's usage/desire to use blu-ray disks for long term cold-storage, I wonder if this might be an additional mechanism to backup my photos and videos. The part that worries ...
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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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Are RAID 5 systems suitable for larger disk sizes? [closed]

Why is it generally considered that RAID 5 systems are not suitable for larger disk sizes? Is the same true for RAID 6? Reference: http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/
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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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RAID1 for storage only without reinstalling Windows

I have a Z87-A motherboard. My main (Windows/Program) drive is Samsung Evo 840 256GB SSD and my storage drive is a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD (ST2000DM001). I bought another one of the Seagate HDDs for ...
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Set up raid 1 after OS installation

I bought 2 Lenovo thinkstation E31 and I want to set up RAID 1 on them. I added a hard drive for each. I went in the BIOS and set it to RAID then I pressed ctrl-l to start the raid manager but it ...