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Re: RAID option for Qube 2

Theoretically, yes..  (modulo assumptions of levels of bios support
for drive sizes, etc)

Depending on your goal, this may or may not be a win.  If you are
going for reliability, you should see some advantage.  If you were
hoping for speed, you'll be loosing a bit with the slower spindles of
the laptop drives.


On 2/29/08, Brian McEwen <bmcewen%comcast.net@localhost> wrote:
>  I'll be putting a new drive in my Qube 2, and I was thinking about
>  RAID for it.
>  Software raid, not a good idea I think, but hey-- 2 or more 2.5"
>  laptop drives and one of these OS-independent RAID cards perhaps?
>  http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?
>  Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=RAID+PNY&x=0&y=0
>  $25, $31 if you want 5 drives :)  RAID 0, 1, 3, 5.  BIOS on the card
>  does all of it, you need Windows to update the firmware on the card.
>  Works great under Linux, it shows as an IDE drive once you are booting.
>  Could be workable?
>  Brian

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