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Question about RAID and Controllers

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Static_Nexus, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. Static_Nexus

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Sep 2007

    Posts: 105

    Hi Guys,

    Im using an Asus P5Q mobo with the integrated (intel?) RAID to create a RAID 1 array.

    a friend of mine told me that if the mobo died or if i replaced it I would lose the array, but if i used a controller card - the array would stay to the card, so if i moved the card and disks to another mobo the array would stay intact.

    can anyone confirm this for me please?
     
  2. rpstewart

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,746

    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    Having a RAID array on a separate controller does mean that you can move it easily from one machine to another. However it's not perfect - if the card dies you're still stuffed.
     
  3. AbsenceJam

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,304

    You could replace it with another mobo that uses the same family of controllers.

    Arrays aren't tied to any device but they won't work with a different sort of controller entirely.
     
  4. Static_Nexus

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Sep 2007

    Posts: 105

    thanks for confirming...hhmmm you get more options with the card but is it worth the £100 quid or so for one...

    I'm using the raid in my ICH10, do you reckon in the future it could be moved onto something like an ICH11 (when/if it comes out)?