I had a RAID 1 setup using by bios. Ubuntu was installed on the RAID array. I now want to move to a software raid using mdadm. I have deactivated the RAID 1 in the bios. I copied the operating system to a separate drive. I now want to create a RAID 5 with 3 disks. 2 of the 3 disks was previously in the fakeraid. Fdisk still shows the fakeraid and has somehow marked the raid as active.
I have two 3TB disks in a Windows 7 Dynamic Disk Mirror array (effectively, software RAID1).
Apart from being tied to the O/S (I can't mount the array in Linux, for example) - is there any difference in performance or reliability of Windows' software RAID offering vs my motherboard's BIOS RAID?
I can't use the motherboard RAID so I'm not asking "Which should I use?", more "What are the up/down-s
I've been facing a very annoying problem these last two days.
I'm trying to install linux on a server.
That server got a RAID Controller: Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] SATA
Everything is set perfectly, I successfully created a RAID1 array using the BIOS.
Problem is: any of all linux ditributions I tried are able to see it.
Since I have an hadware controller, it would be stupid to configure Fak
I just added two more Hitachi (now Toshiba) 5K3000 3TB drives to increase from 8 drives to 10 drives. Using the web interface I chose "expand RAID set". Two days later it finished. It then checked the array (apparently automatically?) without complaint.
Windows storage manager still shows only 16 TB available from the previous array configuration.