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Raid configurator

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I recently bought a pc after not owning one for 10 years and have just started studying for the a+

    Why would my pc have raid configurator software on it when my hard drive is only a SCSI?

    Or is my hard drive really a raid I have yet to actually look inside the pc properly
     
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    Raid isnt a different kind of connection. Any type of hard drive (IDE, SATA, SCSI) can be set up in a RAID array. Raid is a setup which combines multiple drives into a single drive in one of several combinations. Click Here, for more information.

    Windows comes with the ability to create some levels of RAID array. And a lot of Mobo manufacturers now ship with RAID controllers built into them (Usually just 0 & 1 capable), and usually have some sort of windows application to allow you to monitor and configure your RAID array without having to phaf around in the BIOS too much.
     
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    Are you sure you have a SCSI hard drive and not an IDE or SATA one? It would be *most* unusual!

    RAID requires more than one disk (the RA part stands for Redundant Array).

    And finaly - many of today's better motherboards come with a (rather limited) RAID controller. IMHO if you don't intend to use it it is better switched off. But don't do this after installation as you could suddenly find a non-bootable machine!

    Harry.
     
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    Sorry Harry it is a SATA 2 for some reason I thought it was SCSI

    Thanks for clearing it up

    Steve
     
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