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January 6, 2005 9:13:00 PM

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I need a reliable small business server for a 24/7 task.
Speed and performance are not an issue, but reliability and budget are
the central point.

The idea is a P4C800E Deluxe board and two harddisks WD Raptor WD360GD
in RAID-1 array.

I have read a lot of good thinks about the Raptor especially for 24/7
activity and small business task.
But I do not know how can perform the onboard promise controller with
the RAID-1 and its reliability vs. a more expensive SCSI solution.

Any suggestion?

Thank you for replying.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2005 12:10:00 AM

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I used RAID 1 for a month before returning to RAID 0 (same mobo and paired
Raptors) and both RAIDs work great--BUT I use the Intel controller.

Just curious--why would you rather use the Promise controller rather than
disabling it in BIOS and use the Intel controller for RAID 1??

MikeSp
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"Giobibo" <giobibo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3459thF47k2jhU1@individual.net...
>I need a reliable small business server for a 24/7 task.
> Speed and performance are not an issue, but reliability and budget are the
> central point.
>
> The idea is a P4C800E Deluxe board and two harddisks WD Raptor WD360GD in
> RAID-1 array.
>
> I have read a lot of good thinks about the Raptor especially for 24/7
> activity and small business task.
> But I do not know how can perform the onboard promise controller with the
> RAID-1 and its reliability vs. a more expensive SCSI solution.
>
> Any suggestion?
>
> Thank you for replying.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2005 2:28:29 AM

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Why did you go to RAID 0?

John


"Michael S." <mspurgeon5@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:5ZKdneF2n6bpYEDcRVn-qw@comcast.com...
>I used RAID 1 for a month before returning to RAID 0 (same mobo and paired
>Raptors) and both RAIDs work great--BUT I use the Intel controller.
>
> Just curious--why would you rather use the Promise controller rather than
> disabling it in BIOS and use the Intel controller for RAID 1??
>
> MikeSp
> -----------------------------------------
> "Giobibo" <giobibo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3459thF47k2jhU1@individual.net...
>>I need a reliable small business server for a 24/7 task.
>> Speed and performance are not an issue, but reliability and budget are
>> the central point.
>>
>> The idea is a P4C800E Deluxe board and two harddisks WD Raptor WD360GD in
>> RAID-1 array.
>>
>> I have read a lot of good thinks about the Raptor especially for 24/7
>> activity and small business task.
>> But I do not know how can perform the onboard promise controller with the
>> RAID-1 and its reliability vs. a more expensive SCSI solution.
>>
>> Any suggestion?
>>
>> Thank you for replying.
>
>
Related resources
January 7, 2005 12:01:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

Look for Hotswap and email alerts. I don't think you will find either in a
built in controller.

Be aware that there is no such thing as a 24 / 7 system. There are *none*.
You may get 99.999% up time with good management... It is best to plan
outage window allowances eg x * y minutes per annum at random off peak times
to enable you to do patching & reboot, upgrades, check / replace fans, psu,
clean, test etc.

I have several systems running like that using raptors on adaptec sata raid
in 1u racks. If a machine fails, it gets swapped out with a spare - hdd's
get swapped manually.


"Giobibo" <giobibo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3459thF47k2jhU1@individual.net...
>I need a reliable small business server for a 24/7 task.
> Speed and performance are not an issue, but reliability and budget are the
> central point.
>
> The idea is a P4C800E Deluxe board and two harddisks WD Raptor WD360GD in
> RAID-1 array.
>
> I have read a lot of good thinks about the Raptor especially for 24/7
> activity and small business task.
> But I do not know how can perform the onboard promise controller with the
> RAID-1 and its reliability vs. a more expensive SCSI solution.
>
> Any suggestion?
>
> Thank you for replying.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2005 4:47:24 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

John--it was out of the quest for speed and the ignorance that even using
Raptors in RAID 0 that the increase in speed for my applications would be
miniscule at best. In this new computer build (6 months ago) I had to try
both RAID 1 and RAID 0 and at that time, RAID 0 was being hyped a lot and I
tend (sometimes) to be gullible;-)

The next time I fdisk the main hard drives and start over (when it is time
in another year), I WILL go back to RAID 1.

MikeSp
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"John McCoy" <johnm160athotmail.com> wrote in message
news:noKdnZuL9u9zkkPcRVn-pg@comcast.com...
> Why did you go to RAID 0?
>
> John
>
>
> "Michael S." <mspurgeon5@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:5ZKdneF2n6bpYEDcRVn-qw@comcast.com...
>>I used RAID 1 for a month before returning to RAID 0 (same mobo and paired
>>Raptors) and both RAIDs work great--BUT I use the Intel controller.
>>
>> Just curious--why would you rather use the Promise controller rather than
>> disabling it in BIOS and use the Intel controller for RAID 1??
>>
>> MikeSp
>> -----------------------------------------
>> "Giobibo" <giobibo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:3459thF47k2jhU1@individual.net...
>>>I need a reliable small business server for a 24/7 task.
>>> Speed and performance are not an issue, but reliability and budget are
>>> the central point.
>>>
>>> The idea is a P4C800E Deluxe board and two harddisks WD Raptor WD360GD
>>> in RAID-1 array.
>>>
>>> I have read a lot of good thinks about the Raptor especially for 24/7
>>> activity and small business task.
>>> But I do not know how can perform the onboard promise controller with
>>> the RAID-1 and its reliability vs. a more expensive SCSI solution.
>>>
>>> Any suggestion?
>>>
>>> Thank you for replying.
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2005 9:14:37 PM

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Yeah, from what I read the speed was negligible and your rate of failure
increases. I think RAID 1 makes more sense.

Thanks for the reply


"Michael S." <mspurgeon5@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:sL2dnfJ-iK6oekPcRVn-1g@comcast.com...
> John--it was out of the quest for speed and the ignorance that even using
> Raptors in RAID 0 that the increase in speed for my applications would be
> miniscule at best. In this new computer build (6 months ago) I had to try
> both RAID 1 and RAID 0 and at that time, RAID 0 was being hyped a lot and
> I tend (sometimes) to be gullible;-)
>
> The next time I fdisk the main hard drives and start over (when it is time
> in another year), I WILL go back to RAID 1.
>
> MikeSp
> ----------------------------------------------------
> "John McCoy" <johnm160athotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:noKdnZuL9u9zkkPcRVn-pg@comcast.com...
>> Why did you go to RAID 0?
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>> "Michael S." <mspurgeon5@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:5ZKdneF2n6bpYEDcRVn-qw@comcast.com...
>>>I used RAID 1 for a month before returning to RAID 0 (same mobo and
>>>paired Raptors) and both RAIDs work great--BUT I use the Intel
>>>controller.
>>>
>>> Just curious--why would you rather use the Promise controller rather
>>> than disabling it in BIOS and use the Intel controller for RAID 1??
>>>
>>> MikeSp
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>> "Giobibo" <giobibo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:3459thF47k2jhU1@individual.net...
>>>>I need a reliable small business server for a 24/7 task.
>>>> Speed and performance are not an issue, but reliability and budget are
>>>> the central point.
>>>>
>>>> The idea is a P4C800E Deluxe board and two harddisks WD Raptor WD360GD
>>>> in RAID-1 array.
>>>>
>>>> I have read a lot of good thinks about the Raptor especially for 24/7
>>>> activity and small business task.
>>>> But I do not know how can perform the onboard promise controller with
>>>> the RAID-1 and its reliability vs. a more expensive SCSI solution.
>>>>
>>>> Any suggestion?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for replying.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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