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Old 04-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Raid Help!

Hi everyone!

I am setting up a new machine which I would like to run RAID 1 on it to try and avoid HDD failure in the future.

The Motherboard I am using is the Asus P8Z77-V.

I know hardware Raid is much better then software raid / fake raid but I really don't want to spend 150 / $200 + on a hardware raid card just to prevent HDD failure. Can't justify / afford the expense.

Does anyone have any experience with the on board RAID functionality of this board? Is it fairly reliable? I have heard that FAKE raid is actually worse then software raid so i am very dubious about going down that road...unless you can convince me otherwise...

I am going to be running Windows 7 Home Premium, which does not support WINDOWS SOFTWARE RAID so that is NOT an option.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Old 04-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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Backup every week or two. And HDD failure isn't likely. My old one was 6 years old and still going strong before I changed it.

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Case: Commander MS-I
Mother Board: GA-880GM-UD2H CPU: AMD PhenomII X4 965 3.4GHz(Stock) RAM: 16GB GPU: GeForce GTX 550 Ti
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