Quick RAID Question =)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LocKStocK, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin


    I've have a Maxtor 60gb 7200rpm on my raid array at the moment.
    In BIOS it sasy its set to 1 + 0 Stripe mode.....
    Is that OK?
    Is there a better setting I could use for 1 HDD?
    Oh, and is there any software I can use to adjust my RAID array
    through Windows?
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    You have one disk in the array? That's not an array. You need at least two. Four even for RAID 1+0 (three works in special cases).

    So the setting won't matter. You can even turn RAID off if you wish. You're just using the RAID socket as a normal IDE port.
  3. yes the bios can be set to whatever but if the disks aren't there there will be no raid. takes at least two for raid 0 and same for raid 1.

    raid 1 is mirroring - two drives one a copy of other
    raid 0 is striping - two or more with the data striped across them
    raid 0+1 is two striped then those mirrored

    you see with only one disk none of the above can be obtained:happy: