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    Raid& hard drive sizes

    I have just bought a new MB.[ASUS P5Q Deluxe]
    Do I need to use the same size hard drives when setting up a raid???

    Gus..

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    Re: Raid& hard drive sizes

    Yes.

    (Do you want a longer answer?!)
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    Re: Raid& hard drive sizes

    Depends on which raid level you want - e.g. Raid 0 - No, Raid 1 - Yes.

    See Raid Explained, Raid Tutorial, etc.

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    Re: Raid& hard drive sizes

    No.

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    Re: Raid& hard drive sizes

    Leif.
    Thanks for the links.They answered just about all my questions.
    I will go with either 0 or 10 as speed is what I am after.

    Gus..

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    Re: Raid& hard drive sizes

    For a home PC the best solution is probably RAID 0 with daily backups. The backups enable you to recover from disk failure and the RAID 0 gives you maximum performance at minimum cost.

    Enterprise database servers need a solution like RAID 10 because they have very large numbers of disk drives, and can expect to see a disk drive failure every few weeks (or even more frequently in sites with many thousands of disks). They also need fast recovery times from disk failure.

    StuartR

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