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Old 07-10-2009, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 808Alaska View Post
on qestion about it though. i heard of hardware raid and software raid. whats the difference with that? do you need both of them so set up a Raid config? thanks for the help.
Software RAID - It where you get windows to managed the raid for you. It normally means that have change your paritions from Basic to Dynamic. It works in theory, however there is a lot of assing around to when you want to recover one of these.

Firware RAID - It a PCI or PCI-E Card that managed the raid for you. However it's still using processing power from your CPU. Suitable for home or small office environments.

Motherboard RAID - Your onboard motherboard RAID Controllers. Personally I don't like them that much as you can not migrate them from computer to another computer (some thing that you can do with a RAID Card)

Hardware RAID - Again a PCI or PCI-E Card, however it has it's own CPU that managed the RAID. Suitable to medium to high end applications where there is a lot of data through put.

What sort of RAID did you set up? I am currently running a RAID1 via an Adaptec 1220SA RAID Card. Reason why I am doing this is because 1Tb of data is a lot to loose in one hit.

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