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SATA RAID Drives on new Dell 400SC ?

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April 14, 2004 8:34:55 AM

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I bought a barebones Dell server (with 2.8G Hyperthreaded CPU) and am
thinking of adding a RAID 1 using 2 IDE drives.
I am wondering what advantage is there of using the SATA drives. Also is
the installation of these drives much different from regular IDE raid? I was
thinking of using the Adaptec 1210SA.

Appreciate comments and suggestions.
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 5:18:42 PM

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400SC supports SATA right off the system board though the cables are much
narrower...about 1/3" wide....so make sure you get them with the drive.

The install is the same as a standard IDE drive...the BIOS will see the SATA
drive on boot.

Advantage? SPEED! MUCH FASTER than standard IDE drives.



"somebody" <vkumarsomeone@sonic.net> wrote in message
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> I bought a barebones Dell server (with 2.8G Hyperthreaded CPU) and am
> thinking of adding a RAID 1 using 2 IDE drives.
> I am wondering what advantage is there of using the SATA drives. Also is
> the installation of these drives much different from regular IDE raid? I
was
> thinking of using the Adaptec 1210SA.
>
> Appreciate comments and suggestions.
>
>
April 15, 2004 5:28:26 PM

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"Patrick" <pearcepd@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
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> 400SC supports SATA right off the system board though the cables are much
> narrower...about 1/3" wide....so make sure you get them with the drive.
>
> The install is the same as a standard IDE drive...the BIOS will see the
SATA
> drive on boot.
>
> Advantage? SPEED! MUCH FASTER than standard IDE drives.
>
>
>
> "somebody" <vkumarsomeone@sonic.net> wrote in message
> news:p b3fc.5575$Fo4.68152@typhoon.sonic.net...
> > I bought a barebones Dell server (with 2.8G Hyperthreaded CPU) and am
> > thinking of adding a RAID 1 using 2 IDE drives.
> > I am wondering what advantage is there of using the SATA drives. Also
is
> > the installation of these drives much different from regular IDE raid? I
> was
> > thinking of using the Adaptec 1210SA.
> >
> > Appreciate comments and suggestions.
> >
> >
But the RAID will still need a seperate card right?
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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 4:28:38 AM

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"somebody" <vkumarsomeone@sonic.net> wrote...
>
> But the RAID will still need a seperate card right?

Not in many/most cases.

Many current motherboards have on-board RAID 0 and RAID 1 capability without
add-on cards. Most are limited to 2 SATA drives for RAID 0/1, though. Adding
another pair or going to RAID 5 will usually require another card.
April 16, 2004 7:52:47 AM

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"John R Weiss" <jrweiss98155@.comNOSPAMcast.net> wrote in message
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> "somebody" <vkumarsomeone@sonic.net> wrote...
> >
> > But the RAID will still need a seperate card right?
>
> Not in many/most cases.
>
> Many current motherboards have on-board RAID 0 and RAID 1 capability
without
> add-on cards. Most are limited to 2 SATA drives for RAID 0/1, though.
Adding
> another pair or going to RAID 5 will usually require another card.
>
So can I configure for Raid 1 on the Dell 400SC without buying and add on
card? Does the m/b have RAID built in?
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 3:11:18 AM

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The main difference with setting up SATA is that you get 1 drive per SATA channel, there is no master slave.

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"somebody" <vkumarsomeone@sonic.net> wrote in message news:p b3fc.5575$Fo4.68152@typhoon.sonic.net...
> I bought a barebones Dell server (with 2.8G Hyperthreaded CPU) and am
> thinking of adding a RAID 1 using 2 IDE drives.
> I am wondering what advantage is there of using the SATA drives. Also is
> the installation of these drives much different from regular IDE raid? I was
> thinking of using the Adaptec 1210SA.
>
> Appreciate comments and suggestions.
>
>
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