Hard drives for RAID

  jg1990 16:47 09 Jul 05

Hi everyone.

Currently in my system I have two HD's: 20Gb and 10Gb.

I'm thinking of buying a PCI raid card, but am not sure whether the hard drives will be compatible.

So, can RAID 1 (mirroring) work with two hard drives that are of different cpacity and different brands?

Many Thanks, James

  sharpyspooks 16:51 09 Jul 05

What operating system are you using?????

  sharpyspooks 16:52 09 Jul 05

And what PC. Dell, Packard Bell????

  jg1990 18:07 09 Jul 05

Hi, the OS will be Windows Server 2003 Standard, and the computer is made by Compaq, it is about 3/4 years old.

Regards, James

  Sans le Sou 21:32 09 Jul 05

I do not think you will gain a lot from a raid 1 setup as the discs are small and presumably very slow by the current standards as well as not being of the same size, however I am no expert and others with more knowledge of this subject may be more helpful.

  TomJerry 22:02 09 Jul 05

it will take small size for Raid 1 (mirror), so you end up with 10GB.

I suggest you to get 4x 80Gb and to configure it as Raid 0+1 and you have fast 160GB for the server.

total cost around £140

£12.99 Ebuyer PCI ATA133 RAID Controller Card W/Cable - Retail Boxclick here

£34.22 Maxtor 6Y080L0 Plus 9 80GB 7200rpm UDMA133 - OEM click here

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