[windows2000] Re: Raid5 on WinXP

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:12:22 +0200

Actually I'm file sharing a handful of flavours of CentOS. I need Windows on 
this particular machine.

FWIW, I started a checkdisk yesterday before I left for home, on the raid 
array and windows found and corrected a few file errors. This morning all 
seems good so far. Will see if the errors reappear soonish.

I can't spend all that money on a raid card as I just got approved to buy a 
new portable for myself to use as a admin backup computer for my stationary, 
after years of using obsolete hand-me-down laptops from the senior staff. You 
only get so far with a P3... 8-/


>-----Original Message-----
>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-
>bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Berny Stapleton
>Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 4:43 PM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Raid5 on WinXP
>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,
>       getting occasional errors with Azureus. Motherboard has six SATA-
>       and a built-in raid chip from Silicon Image able to handle max four
>       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-
>       raid array at the max.
>       Solution (or so I though): Deleting the raid0 array and let WinXP handle
>       software raid5 array with five disks.
>       New situation. WinXP doesn't allow for a software raid5 array... WinXP
>       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
>       connectors.
>       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
>       Like preferably within the ?100 range? And the week has just about
>       8-}
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