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Software Raid 1

Hello Guys

Does anyone know any good Software that does Software Raid 1 and mirror 2 drives ?

i dont trust Windows built it Raid or mirror option and i am not sure how well does it work



Thanks
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  1. If you are doing RAID 1 for data redundancy I would avoid software raid all together.
    go for a dedicated hardware raid card.

    Your aiming to less points of failure with RAID 1, but introducing 1 by using software raid.

    NOTE: RAID 1 is not a proper backup solution.
  2. Hi

    I know Raid is not backup solution the problem is i need to setup Raid 1 for 2 SSD but in same time not sync other drives to it
    my MB allow Raid 1 on port 1 to 4 which mean i lose 2 ports

    So i have 2 card that can allow Raid 1 but Rosewill RC-209-EX has 4 ports which wont allow single raid just like my motherboad so if i go with Rosewill RC-212 VIA PCI SATA 1.5G / IDE ATA then i am limited to Up to 1.5GB/s which is not good speed to setup 2 SSD

    Sata Card 1:
    Rosewill RC-209-EX PCI 2.3, 32bit, 33/66Mhz SATA Controller Card
    =============================
    sata card 2:
    Rosewill RC-212 VIA PCI SATA 1.5G / IDE ATA 133 Controller Card / Supports Raid 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD, non-RAID mod

    Motherboard:
    ASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards

    seems like i have 2 options here
    1- Software Raid mirror with MS --- which i dont trust
    2- Buy a new 2 Sata 3 6GB/s card to be able to run Raid 1 Mirror
  3. you should be able to enable raid 1, add the 2 SSD's to the array and leave any other drives not assigned in a JBOD (just a bunch of drives)

    this should work for your motherboard or raid cards
  4. Hi

    So if i connect my SSD 1 and SSD 2 to Port 1 and port 2 and then go to raid setup and sync them and then install os and so on , i can use port 3 and port 4 for any hard drive not worry about the raid talking over the other drives ??
  5. yes that is correct, you enable raid on all 4 ports,

    then create a RAID 1 Array with SSD1 & 2 as members of that raid.
    you can then add more drieves to ports 3&4 without them being members of the raid.

    it will work one of 2 ways, either just connect the drives to 3/4 and the will automatically show up in windows as normal. or connect them to 3/4 then add them to a JBOD array / group in the raid setup (just a bunch of drives)
  6. HugoStiglitz said:
    yes that is correct, you enable raid on all 4 ports,

    then create a RAID 1 Array with SSD1 & 2 as members of that raid.
    you can then add more drieves to ports 3&4 without them being members of the raid.

    it will work one of 2 ways, either just connect the drives to 3/4 and the will automatically show up in windows as normal. or connect them to 3/4 then add them to a JBOD array / group in the raid setup (just a bunch of drives)


    hello so in either way i will have to enter JBOD array in Bios and setup any new drive so in this case i dont need to worry all i need to do is to seup port 1 and port 2 in in JBOD array as Raid 1 Mirror and then i am good to good

    Thanks a lot
  7. Best answer
    Yes all you need to do is Plug in your 2 SSD Drives into 1&2, set them up as a RAID 1 Array, boot, install windows, drivers & ETC.

    then connect the other drives to Port 3&4 and your good to go.
  8. You sir an aswome guy thanks for the help
    also found this video mybe it will help others
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcO7BSkj_I
  9. hello

    running into new problem when Raid is turn on the MS Windows 7 64bit CD wont see the Raid Drive but if i turn Raid off then the CD see 2 Drive as 0 and 1

    So i thought i need to install OS while Raid is running or active

    Can someone advise please

    Thanks
  10. Hi

    Never mind guys the motherboard comes with a CD that create a file so when windows load i can add the driver to it and it will then see the 2 SSD Drive in Raid 1 as one drive very interesting

    i am good to go as far that goes now

    Thanks
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