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Windows 7: Drive Matching for Mirroring [RAID 1] in Ultimate x64


21 Aug 2013   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Drive Matching for Mirroring [RAID 1] in Ultimate x64

gang I'm thinking of just using one of my Windows 7 ultimate licenses for a protected server on my LAN.
I have a very fast 640gb barracuda drive from a few years back I want to use and thought I would try to match it up with one off ebay or somewhere if i can. my question is whether the exact sub-model must match? there were several iterations of these that have the same primary ID but different sub-models and I'm not real sure of the distinction other than channel... maybe firmware though.
will it work ok?

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23 Aug 2013   #2

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Hi,

Exact model matches are not important. Its more important to use disks of equal capacity and speed to get the most optimal performance from a RAID1 array.
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25 Aug 2013   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Exact model matches are not important. Its more important to use disks of equal capacity and speed to get the most optimal performance from a RAID1 array.
hi there G!
thanks for the help again. I'll run with it.
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26 Aug 2013   #4

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