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Old 08-01-2008, 02:51 AM   #1
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okay im going to use 4 HDDs in my pc project (what i have is in my sig)
and they are all going to be the same size
now i want instant data protection
and ive been looking at RAID
but
im concerned about the set-up of it
lets say that each HDD is....... 500 GB
and i take the first 2 and make it my main disk space
now i want the other 2 to be the backup
is it possible to set the other 2 as a back up HDD in RAID 1? (i think that would be the mirror array..... right?)
thanks for any help guys
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:18 AM   #2
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yeah you can run those in RAID 0+1 if you want. check out the wiki on RAID it will help you understand a lot without me having to plagiarize it =]
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yeah you can run those in RAID 0+1 if you want. check out the wiki on RAID it will help you understand a lot without me having to plagiarize it =]
Yeah, Raid 0+1 Is epic
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I'd say either RAID 0+1 or drop a drive and do a RAID 5 if the controller supports it.
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I'd say either RAID 0+1 or drop a drive and do a RAID 5 if the controller supports it.
why does everyone call it that?
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why does everyone call it that?
Because that's what it is.
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so why not just RAID 1?
instead of RAID 0+1
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so why not just RAID 1?
instead of RAID 0+1
because a straight RAID 1 is mirror only, 0+1 is striped and mirrored and RAID 5 is striped and mirrored with a parity disk.
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because a straight RAID 1 is mirror only, 0+1 is striped and mirrored and RAID 5 is striped and mirrored with a parity disk.
oh snap!
i just missed my flight
man all of that just flew over my head
i guess i will have to read alot on Wikipedia
if i have any more questions, or comments i will post them
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You see, I have 4 HDDs in mine, and I plan to reinstall Vista (didn't activate it either). I will use a RAID 5 or RAID 10, if my board takes RAID 10.

Have a read in Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redunda...ependent_disks
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