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Old 02-26-2011, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Raid 1

So despite spending the last several years both tinkering with my home computer(s) and working with them every day at work I, nor the business I work for, has ever had a need for any sort of RAID setup that I have had to worry about.

Now a friend of mine asked me to put a rig together with him and he is obsessed with backups and duplicity and wants a RAID 1 setup for his boot drive. Other than making sure that the mobo I pick supports RAID I have no idea how to do this, or if it is even an option to RAID 1 your boot drive (since he wants to be able to use the computer even if one drive fails). Any tips/guides you guys can suggest?

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never set up a RAID using the motherboard (or at least I don't recall it) but you should be able to set up the RAID pretty simply in the motherboard BIOS. Vista and 7 will probably be able to get right on with it, XP might require a bit more work.

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