RAID array

  Jonathon J-189322 10:20 07 Aug 2006
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Hi, I am new to RAID but would like to build a RAID 0 array into my new computer. My question is this, do I need to set both drives as master, or do I have a master and slave??

Thanks in advance!!
Jonathon

  Hertz Van Rentyl 10:29 07 Aug 2006

Think you need a RAID controller, so the problem does not arise, but I am not an authority in these setups.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 10:30 07 Aug 2006

May have misunderstood your question

  Jonathon J-189322 10:42 07 Aug 2006

Going to be using Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard with onboard RAID controller.

Cheers

  UncleP 12:04 07 Aug 2006

The RAID diagnostic utility refers to both HDs in my RAID1 as masters. But the array was set up by the computer suppliers, so I can't guarantee that this refers to actual jumper settings on the disks. Because the HDs in RAID arrays generally are intended to be more or less interchangeable, I had assumed that, as Hertz suggests, the jumper settings are irrelevant.

By the way, are you aware of the effects of hard disk failure on a RAID0 array? All other RAID configurations have built-in redundancy to ensure that the system continues to operate if one of the HDs packs up.

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