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How to sepup a RAID 0/1 Array with WD SATA RAID Controller?

January 31st, 2011 Comments off

sepup a RAID 0/1 Array with WD SATA RAID ControllerSteps to setup A RAID 0 and RAID 1 Array with WD SATA RAID Controller & Two SATA Hard Drives

1. Steps to create a RAID 0 Array:

With the computer powered off, follow the instructions for installing the RAID controller correctly and connect both Serial ATA hard drives to the controller. Boot your computer with the controller and drives already installed. Watch your boot screens for a prompt that…

Difference Between WD Desktop Edition and RAID (Enterprise) Edition Hard Drives

January 29th, 2011 Comments off

Difference Between WD Desktop Edition and RAID (Enterprise) Edition Hard DrivesWestern Digital manufactures desktop edition hard drives and RAID Edition hard drives. Both of them are designed to work specifically as a stand-alone drive, or in a multi-drive RAID environment.

If you install and use a desktop edition hard drive connected to a RAID controller, the hard drive may not work correctly. This is caused by the normal error recovery procedure that a desktop edition hard drive uses.

When an …

Controllers verified to provide visible RAID volumes greater than 4 TB

January 20th, 2011 Comments off

The list of controllers below has been verified to provide visible RAID volumes greater than 4 TB.

3Ware 9550SX Win 2003 3Ware 9690PL Win 2003 RHEL 5 U 2 Adaptec 1420SA Win 2003 Areca ARC-1220ML Win 2003 RHEL 5 U 1 HighPoint 2220 Win 2003 HighPoint 3220 Win 2003 Intel ICH8R Win Vista x86 Win Vista x64 Win XP x64 Intel ICH9R Win Vista x86 Win Vista x86 Win XP…

Tips For Replacing A Hard Drive From A Failed RAID

January 18th, 2011 Comments off

Tips For Replacing A Hard Drive From A Failed RAIDThere are some items to consider when replacing a hard drive from a failed RAID. If you are building a new RAID, then all hard drives in the array should be the identical model if at all possible. However, if you must replace a failed hard drive, it can sometimes be difficult to find the same model if that model is out of production.

Below are some tips to follow …

Tips for selecting Hard Drives for use in a SCSI/SATA RAID Configuration

January 16th, 2011 Comments off

Tips for selecting Hard Drives for use in a SCSI/SATA RAID ConfigurationMost SCSI and SATA RAID controllers will accept different kinds of hard drives. The hard drives should match in capacity points and rotational (RPM) speed. At best, all drives in an array will be identical–at the same firmware revision level.

RAID can be used with any size hard drive. The smallest capacity drive will determine the largest logical volume size for all drives in the array.

Whenever possible, select drives …

RAID Controllers

January 12th, 2011 Comments off
RAID Controllers What is a RAID Controller?

A disk array controller is a device which manages the physical disk drives and presents them to the computer as logical units. It almost always implements hardware RAID, thus it is sometimes referred to as RAID controller. It also often provides additional disk cache.

A disk array controller name is often improperly shortened to a disk controller. The two should not be confused as they …