Raid question :)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Majin, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    Ok i have a 100 gig harddrive that is nearly full and i just got a raid card and another 100 gig harddrive is it possible to introduce a full harddrive into a new or exisitng raid array? :happy:
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yes, if you decide to run RAID 1 (mirroring). But I guess you want to run RAID 0 (stiping, get a "200GB drive") and then the answer is no.
     
  3. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    aw crap thats what i thought .......im in BIG trouble then lol
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    About 100 Gigs worth of trouble. :D

    Also, if you run RAID 0 take backups often. RAID 0 arrays are very unsafe.
     
  5. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    btw can ya add a new emtpy drive to the array witout damaging the data already on the raid? ...and i understand the unsafe part but any drive is unsafe if ya dont backup, on a raid if one drive fails the data is toast ...but on an ide if one drive fails the data is still toast .
     
  6. Zedric

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    True that. But the drive doesn't need to fail. The mobo, the bios, settings and so on can fail and you're in a black hole anyway.

    I'm not sure you can add a drive to a RAID 0 array on the fly. I think you can do it in a RAID 5 array, but those are a bit more complicated. :)