Thread: How do I do a RAID 0 setup
July 25th, 2002, 11:29 PM #1
How do I do a RAID 0 setup
This will be my first RAID setup, and I figure it should be pretty easy. I have a few questions about it.
1. I'm going to be going with 2x 5400rpm drives (or faster if I can find them). They are both going to be 20-40GB HD's. They both need to be identical in manufacturer and model right?
2. do I need any special cables?
3. Any good guides on setting it up?
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July 25th, 2002, 11:36 PM #3
I thought you'd know all this already Bob?
You are the great one, aren't you?
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July 27th, 2002, 07:12 PM #4
Well I do know a lot, but I fear my knowledge only scratches the surface of computing! Thanks for the guide. I was asking about the IDE cables cause I'm going to be getting pre rounded to help air flow and for the coolness value
July 27th, 2002, 07:40 PM #5
Rounded ones will work fine.
I might look at the ones with the metal brading around them. They seem to be a bit better. Also don't pull on them too much or kink the ends.
I had problems with one cable where I had to bend the middle connector too much and it made my hard drive go all screwy (for lack of better words) so I had to chuck the $18 cable in the garbage and use a regular IDE cable.--- Standby to receive our transmission ---
July 27th, 2002, 09:33 PM #6
Just FYI - It is HIGHLY recommended they be the same make/model/brand, but NOT a requirement. I'm running a Maxtor 40gig 7200RPM and an IBM Deathstar 40gig 7200RPM. The IBM is bigger by a couple hundred meg, so it is the mirror drive.
Works fine.There are only 10 types of people that understand binary.....
July 27th, 2002, 09:40 PM #7
As long as they are the same DMA speed..
such as 5400 or 7200 for IDE.
other then that it doesn't matter.
The smaller drive will determine what size of mirrored array you have.
Make and model does NOT matter.
I have had over 15 servers (at work) over the last 5 years running multiple IDE Raid 0 arrays and it didn't matter what make and model.
BUT... as he stated above you SHOULD choose the same make and model (size). It helps in the ease of setup and also if you have a failed drive doing a RMA.--- Standby to receive our transmission ---
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