i am currently ready to set up a new pc:
2 20gig 7200 maxtor ata 133 hdd
2 10 gig 7200 quantum fireball ata 100
1900+ cpu amd
soyo dragon ultra/333
This board has onboard Highpoint raid. i want to use this to my advantage. raid 0+1 is the most the onboard chip suports and seems to be a preformence/secure option among alot of people. I am not to sure how to set this up though.
I have 4 hdds i can use for the set up. the board supports 2 channels for raid and 2 for ide. Does anyone have any suggestons as to how to configure this i.e cabling and set up for win 2000. also i was wondering if one ide channel can be set up for a spare in the array with this controller card?
It seems that every time I reboot my wallet get smaller. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by PCcashCow on 06/19/02 11:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
you're going to need 4 drives of equal size. But assuming you did, you would put 2 masters and 2 slaves on the highpoint IDE channels. Then you would go into the highpoint BIOS and set up the 0+1 array. My guess would be 2 masters 0 and 2 slaves 1
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yes, but the total size seen by the controller will be 10x2 for RAID channel 0 and 10x2 for RAID channel 1. So you will lose 20 Gig. This is because the RAID 0+1 foresee to create an image of the working hdd on two added hdd and the image on the 10 gig disk cannot be greater of its size, so limiting the available "mirrored" size of the RAID 0 volume
So in anyones opinion, I basically have what I can afford. The Soyo Dragon Ultra has raid support (0,1,0+1). I'd hate to not use it. So are there and suguestions on how i can set up my 2 20 gig uata/1333 hdds without puting alot of data at risk and still boosting my preformence?
out of cash,
It seems that every time I reboot my wallet get smaller.
I think it might be best to put the 2-20GB 133's in a RAID 0, and have the 2-10GB 100's on a standard IDE channel. Boot off of your RAID array since it will be twice as fast, and maybe use the 2-10GB 100's for backing up your data or something like that. This way you don't lose any space (you have 60 GB total capacity) and you do have at least a backup of your data, up to 20 GB anyways.
You can add the 2-10GB drives as Slaves to the 20GB drives on the RAID channels, but my understanding is they will not be part of the RAID 0 array.