[windows2000] Re: Raid5 on WinXP

  • From: Phillip Newberry <phillip_newberry@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 07:49:02 -0700 (PDT)

First thing that comes to mind...is why would anyone put Windows XP... on RAID 

Phil Newberry
Network Engineer

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--- On Tue, 6/16/09, Berny Stapleton <berny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Berny Stapleton <berny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Raid5 on WinXP
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 10:43 AM

Use Azureus to download Linux and use Linux disk management. Aside from that, 
go out spend the money and buy an Adaptec or highpoint RAID controller and be 
done with it.

2009/6/16 Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Situation: Have 5x 160GB hard drives currently in a raid0 configuration, and
getting occasional errors with Azureus. Motherboard has six SATA-connectors
and a built-in raid chip from Silicon Image able to handle max four disks.
Mobo also has a Nvraid-chip, max four disks here too. But one can only use
either the Silicon Image chip *or* the Nvraid, which limits me to a four-disk
raid array at the max.

Solution (or so I though): Deleting the raid0 array and let WinXP handle a
software raid5 array with five disks.

New situation. WinXP doesn't allow for a software raid5 array... WinXP is
basically limited to raid0 and jbod only. Only Windows 2000 Server and up does
raid5 out of the box. 8-/

New solution: Checking for SATA raid controllers with more than four

New situation: SATA raid controllers with more than four connectors are hugely
expensive! Therefore this is a no-go for now.

Guys, are there any other solutions I might look into that aren't too pricey?
Like preferably within the ?100 range? And the week has just about started...

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