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
When in YaST/System/Partitioner I try to create RAID for my second HDD which is named "sdb".
My original "sda" hdd is partitioned as follows:
dev/sda, disk type
dev/sda1, linux swap, swap, swap
dev/sda2, linux native, ext3, /
dev/sda3, linux native, ext3, /home
Server 2008 x86 SP2
Two 1TB hdd's in WIndows software raid 1.
Sequence of events:The "Primary Plex" HDD dropped out of the raid and caused the server to freeze.
Upon restart, selection of the "Secondary Plex" allowed the server to boot again.
When the "Primary Plex" drive is removed, there is nothing left to instruct the bios where to boot.
attempting to install and set up raid 0 (as storage) with two raptors, 600g - 2.5" - sata 6g
the board is the asus sabertooth z77. i plug the hd's into the sata 6g's and they are not recognized in the bios (it's the latest for this board), they do show up when plugged into the 3g slots though.