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    Post Raid guide for beginners announcement thread

    i've been working on this for the last few weeks on and off

    Download:http://www.alsenior.me.uk/files/raid...idguide1.2.zip

    i'd love some feedback if i have missed anything or there is anything that need changing or modifying.

    Go crazy
    Last edited by alsenior; 03-08-2008 at 09:44 PM. Reason: update
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
    Beginners guide to raid Beginners guide to raid post edition Hexus.Social - FAQ

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    Alsenior - downloaded- Thanks . Don't use raid ATM but this will maybe motivate me .

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    Cheers mate, I'll give this a go, see what I can grasp from it
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    Not bad Alsenior. I personally would always like to refer to the benefits of one type of raid over another type with full practical examples.

    For example my data base works better with raid 5 for data and raid 1 for logs because.... etc

    But definitely a great starting point.

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    Thanks i didn't really understand Raid before but thats helped a lot, i think il give it a go when i can afford to upgrade my HDDs

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    Your definition of Intel matrix raid is somewhat different from my understanding.
    Intel matrix raid is a combined raid 1 and raid 0 on 2 disks. It works
    by splitting the disk into 2 parts and having one pair of parts as a
    raid0 and the other pair raid1.
    Seems strangely different to Intels own explanation IntelĀ® Matrix Storage Technology

    Most users use raid0 & raid5 for the 2nd volume.

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    Valid point there i'll stick on the things to update list. the reason why i put this is that to me matrix raid loses it's point on more that 2 drives because you may aswell have the whole load as raid 5 as the storage gain is minimal by using matrix raid and spitting the drives. having a different point of view helps here. thanks for pointing that out
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
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    Yep but matrix raid & the ability to run a fast raid0 + a secure raid on the 2nd volume is a big plus for many. It provides a flexiblr & cheap solution, without the cost of addon cards.

    The interest shown in bing's thread
    Enter The Matrix: Slice out and get the best part from your hard drives serves to show the interest.

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    Thank you alsenior. Will give it a read, usually dont use much RAID, but always interested in such things.
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    Thanks, have read that and realised that the way I have things set up at the moment is wrong!

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    Update posted with the ideas from supershanks and TiG
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
    Beginners guide to raid Beginners guide to raid post edition Hexus.Social - FAQ

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    Hi alsenior, ive just read through the raid guide, good stuff, but i've corrected some spelling/punctuation stuff because im anal like that, and added headers etc, just tidied it up basically, have a read through - oh and ive suggested that you explain about parity/crc data in the RAID5 array, ie say how its generated, and thus how data can be 'salvaged' if a drive in the array dies

    anyhow, its available here

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    hey, in your guide there is a lot of mention of losing data if drives fail, does running in raid make it more likely that one of your drives will fail or are you simply pointing out that that is what would happen if one was to fail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airlemental View Post
    hey, in your guide there is a lot of mention of losing data if drives fail, does running in raid make it more likely that one of your drives will fail or are you simply pointing out that that is what would happen if one was to fail?

    Drives are no more likely to fail when in a RAID array than when not, and due to the idea of redundancy present in RAID (well, excluding RAID0), the idea is that you can cope if one of your drives fails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
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    Re: Raid guide for beginners

    I want to read this but the site is down for me atm :< will check tomorrow.

    On a slight related note... I don't suppose anyone would happen to know if HP server hard drives would work in a normal desktop SCSI controller?

    Cheers

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