Need help.

Discussion in 'A+' started by Ahmed, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Ahmed

    Ahmed New Member

    Hi Everyone!

    Would you please help me solving this Real Problem?

    You work as an IT support technician for a boss who believes you are really bright and can solve just about any problem he throws at you. Folks in the company have complained one time too many that the file server downtime is just killing them, so he asks you to solve this problem. He wants you to figure out what hardware is needed to implement hardware RAID for fault tolerance.
    You check the file server’s configuration and discover it has a single hard drive using a SATA connection with Windows Server 2016 installed. There are four empty bays in the computer case and four extra SATA power cords. You also discover an empty PCIe ×4 slot on the motherboard. BIOS/UEFI setup does not offer the option to configure RAID, but you think the slot might accommodate a RAID controller.
    Complete the investigation and do the following:
    1. Decide what hardware you must purchase and save or print webpages showing the products and their cost.
    2. What levels of RAID does the RAID controller card support? Which RAID level is best to use?
    Cite any important information in the RAID controller documentation that supports your decisions.
    3. What is the total hardware cost of implementing RAID? Estimate how much time you think it will take for you to install the devices and test the setup.
  2. FlashDangerpants

    FlashDangerpants Byte Poster

    There is enough info in that question to pick the right options here I think. Don't forget to include cables as well as any hard drives and optional little batteries you need. Make sure you poke around the installation manual to see what your options are for that 4th disk.
    Certifications: MCITP Exchange 2010, MCSA Svr 2012
    WIP: Exchange 2013
    JK2447 likes this.

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