[pcductape] Re: Mirroring hdd's

  • From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 20:20:57 -0800

Hi Trapper,
You make a good point. But Raid can be used more then just that way. That way, just protects you from hard drive failures, not software failures. I think if one is only using two hard drives, it would be better to use something like Karen's Replicator to back up to another drive once a day/night This would also help to protect one against software failures.
Raid is also used to use several small drives to make one big one. It can also be used to speed access, by using raid 0, you can run two drives in parrallel to act as one drive. This can speed up access time as stuff is copied on both drives. Part on one drive and part on the other drive. Of course if you lose one drive, you lose all your data, as half of everything is gone.
Bob Noble
www.sonic.net/bnoble
----- Original Message ----- From: "trapper" <trapper@xxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 7:02 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Mirroring hdd's



Let me see if I understand all this..
A mirrored hd is an exact duplicate of your original hd...  Complete with
every thing..mistakes  and all right?....right.
If so then why all the fuss over Raid?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 7:04 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Mirroring hdd's


Good point Sandi,
You will likely have to make a driver diskette from your motherboard cd.
When you install xp, near the beginning, you will get a chance to install
this by pressing f6 at the appropreate time. If will say this at the
bottom
of the install screen and you will have to press f6. It is timed, so be
quick. This also means your computer better have a floppy drive. As Sandi
says, you will need to read the motherboard manual before starting all
this.
:O) I don't know if you can install this driver from a cd or not. The
board
I used said to use a diskette.

Bob Noble
www.sonic.net/bnoble
----- Original Message -----
From: "Huntress" <sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 6:07 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Mirroring hdd's


Just make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the RAID and if you get any floppies with drivers, install them during the beginning of the XP installation. The drivers will be for the RAID controller on the motherboard. You're going to have to read the motherboard manual from
front
to back to find out how to set up an array.

Sandi


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