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October 6, 2012 3:30:03 PM

Hi,
I have an Asus P5QPL-AM motherboard and would like to set up RAID1.
Is this possible with this board or do I need to purchase a RAID controller? The manual does not say if RAID is built in.
Many thanks.

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October 7, 2012 1:59:55 AM

The ICH7 controller doesn't support RAID.
October 7, 2012 10:13:28 AM

GhislainG said:
The ICH7 controller doesn't support RAID.



Ok, Thanks for the reply.
What are my best options then? New motherboard I guess :ouch: 
Many thanks.
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October 7, 2012 10:30:30 AM

I think that you can do software RAID 1 without a RAID controller in Windows. I know that you can do it with Linux.
October 7, 2012 11:02:13 AM

luciferano said:
I think that you can do software RAID 1 without a RAID controller in Windows. I know that you can do it with Linux.


Thanks, I'll look into that.
I'm running win 7 pro at the moment ( but used to use Ubuntu until 3 years ago )
October 7, 2012 11:06:25 AM

stickfly said:
Thanks, I'll look into that.
I'm running win 7 pro at the moment ( but used to use Ubuntu until 3 years ago )


Yeah, you just right click on computer and click on manage from the context menu that pops up. From there, you click storage and Disk Management. You can do software RAID from there, what types of RAID are available depend on the OS type. I think that Windows 7 Pro has software RAID 1 and RAID 0 support, possibly also RAID 5, but I'm not sure about that last one.
October 7, 2012 11:41:43 AM

stickfly said:
Hi,
I have an Asus P5QPL-AM motherboard and would like to set up RAID1.
Is this possible with this board or do I need to purchase a RAID controller? The manual does not say if RAID is built in.
Many thanks.

If you want to upgrade your computer without sacrificing your current CPU,RAM...
you can buy the Asus P5Q-EM motherboard with ICH10R - R means RAID.

http://www.asus.com/websites/global/products/jR7eO7eY08...
October 7, 2012 11:43:34 AM

bobotiti said:
If you want to upgrade your computer without sacrificing your current CPU,RAM...
you can buy the Asus P5Q-EM motherboard with ICH10R - R means RAID.

http://www.asus.com/websites/global/products/jR7eO7eY08...


Why spend so much for what software RAID, which is free, can do just as well? Heck, simply buying a PCIe RAID controller would be better than buying a new motherboard.
October 7, 2012 11:49:17 AM

luciferano said:
Why spend so much for what software RAID, which is free, can do just as well? Heck, simply buying a PCIe RAID controller would be better than buying a new motherboard.

Thank you so much for your instruction.It's new for me.
October 7, 2012 11:53:22 AM

bobotiti said:
Thank you so much for your instruction.It's new for me.


You're welcome. No worries, we all learn over time.
October 7, 2012 2:24:11 PM

Some excellent advice here gents, Many thanks.
I think I'll buy a second hard drive with the same volume as the 1st and use software RAID, as I've got no problems with my motherboard. :)  :) 
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