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    RAID Question

    Im going to be raiding two 10k rpm drives striped on my new system, but I need to build it quikcer than planned to to the fast degredation of my old system. This means I cant save up all I need so I will have to build the basic spec first and stick eveything extra in afterwards... this means for a start I can only put in one 10k rpm hd....

    If I install all the stuff on one hd then I put in the other at a later date, does this mean I will have to wipe the other drive and start again or can it just work out whats gone on and bring th enew drive up to speed?


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    you'll have to start from scratch.
    You'll need to build a new "Array" across the drives from your RAID device, then format it, then install windows, then programs ect...
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    sounds easy enough, but just a bit of a bitch. This any caused any probs?

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    Ive run 2x 10k raptors in raid 0 for ages now with no problems, on most mobos its very easy to setup, just remember to have the driver floppy disc handy when installing windows
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    my first post :-)
    one thing i warn about raid & striping is is the stripe fails you loose ALL the data on the array, found out the hard way!
    with pci / agp locking its not as common but the risk is still there

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    Been Running my Raid 0 array for 12 Months now rock solid, I'm dead impressive with it, It so helps general day to day performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG
    Been Running my Raid 0 array for 12 Months now rock solid, I'm dead impressive with it, It so helps general day to day performance.

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    RAID setups are nice with a real world difference to performance. Be aware that there is a risk tho, if anythings really important then back it up regularly. My home server has a mix of raid containers, one striped for perofrmance and one mirrored for the important bits I cant lose. I could not bear the thought of losing it all again, IBMs are data killers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemming
    RAID setups are nice with a real world difference to performance. Be aware that there is a risk tho, if anythings really important then back it up regularly. My home server has a mix of raid containers, one striped for perofrmance and one mirrored for the important bits I cant lose. I could not bear the thought of losing it all again, IBMs are data killers

    Thats what a CD burner is for, all important stuff gets backed up regularly, it also helps me keep a library of the stuff I need want etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG
    Thats what a CD burner is for, all important stuff gets backed up regularly, it also helps me keep a library of the stuff I need want etc.

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    Agreed, was'nt a dig at you for RAID use, just a recommendation after multiple disc failures on my part in the past. Unfortunately I have too much data to make cd backups practical in a realistic sense, much easier to have a "live" copy.

    My apologies if it seemd like I was having a swipe at you, was'nt intentional, put it down to bad quoting

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