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    Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    Hi

    I have a Dell Poweredge 830 with 2 SATA 120GB HDD's, it has no hardware raid..

    How do I mirror the drive with software ?

    Is it in the BIOS Boot or in Windows ?

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    Hi

    I have a Dell Poweredge 830 with 2 SATA 120GB HDD's, it has no hardware raid..

    How do I mirror the drive with software ?

    Is it in the BIOS Boot or in Windows ?
    Not sure exactly, but without any sort of hardware raid (integrated or PCI card) you'd have no option but to do it in Windows - becuase presumably you wouldn't have a seperate RAID BIOS.

    Apologies if I'm totally wrong, but that's from my limited understanding of RAID.

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    Yeah, you'd do it in the Disk Management console, but beware the performance overhead: you're transferring RAID workload that should be handled by a RAID controller to the CPU.

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by meastaugh1
    Yeah, you'd do it in the Disk Management console, but beware the performance overhead: you're transferring RAID workload that should be handled by a RAID controller to the CPU.
    Would agree with that. Software RAID should be avoided if possible.

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    So would you advise me to purchase a SATA Raid Card?

    Is the stress on the CPU that bad with software RAID ?

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    Hi

    I have a Dell Poweredge 830 with 2 SATA 120GB HDD's, it has no hardware raid..

    How do I mirror the drive with software ?

    Is it in the BIOS Boot or in Windows ?
    Are you sure it has no RAID controller? The documentation suggests it has a CERC SATA 6 channel RAID card
    If it doesn't, I would suggest buying one, as stated above hardware RAID is the preferred choice!

    Chris

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    So would you advise me to purchase a SATA Raid Card?

    Is the stress on the CPU that bad with software RAID ?
    Yes, and yes!

    Butuz

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    Re: Dell Poweredge 830 Mirror

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