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Old 04-11-2004, 07:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Should I set me up an IDE RAID???

I have been thinking about whether or not I want to set up an IDE RAID on PYZCHOB!+C#. I have about 80 Gb of data on my Seagate 120 Gb that I really do not want to loose. And about 40Gb of that data is getting constantly changed and updated.

Last year, I nearly lost that 40 Gb of data when my Quantum Died on me. And I don't want to repeat the experience again.

Questions :-
1. On my current set up, how simple would it be to set up the RAID? Can i just pop in another drive and start mirroring after i change the BIOS over from ATA to RAID.

2. Should my RAID include the OS. Like I could just upgrade my Seagate 40Gb to another 120 Gb. And then Raid the both 120 Gb with OS on them. Or should I keep the 40 Gb as my OS drive, and just RAID 2x 120 Gb with all my data on it.

3. Hard drives. Do you need to make sure that both hard drives are not just the same spec, but also the same model?

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