Originally Posted by justlearning
OOOPs, didnt see your response LAW before i posted.
Thats exactly what i had planned. A RAID 1 setup that mirror the HD incase 1 of them craps out the other should still go on strong. Law... in regards to my original post
It seems like lots of motherboards are using SATA drives as well, cutting back on the number EIDE connections. is it hard to setup raids through Sata?
Do i need to reinstall windows to get my "non-c:\ drive" setup as RAID 1 in SATA?
It's not any difference than EIDE, it's just that EIDE on standard board nowaday can't support more than 4 HD unless you add an extra PCI controller. Plus if you use the same controller for RAID 1 and that controller dies, your RAID 1 is gone. Some people have two controller for RAID 1 setup so that if one dies the other is still functioning in an EIDE setup.
SATA HD are easier to install plus the industry is moving towards it so I would pick SATA over EIDE if my motherboard supports it any day.
It should not be any harder. Your motherboard manual should instruct you on how to do that, it could be through software you install that came with your MB or pressing a button before the OS boots to configured RAID. I think Windows XP doesn't do software RAID 1, so you will need your motherboards software to do this. The manual should tell you which SATA port you need to use to get RAID 1 working. It's fairly easy.
You do not have to reinstall Windows.