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Windows 7: Hardware RAID vs Software RAID

View Poll Results: Which type of RAID is your favorite?
Software RAID 1 2 28.57%
Hardware RAID 1 0 0%
Hardware RAID 0 3 42.86%
Hardware RAID 10 2 28.57%
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09 Mar 2014   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Hardware RAID vs Software RAID

Which is better: Software RAID 1 using Windows or Hardware RAID 1 using a RAID controller? Do either of them allow you to move the drive to another computer?


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09 Mar 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

https://www.adaptec.com/nr/rdonlyres..._hwraid_10.pdf

http://augmentedtrader.wordpress.com...0-things-raid/

I`m sure you`ve already Googled it, I`m just trying to pull up more info.
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09 Mar 2014   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

So what this is saying is that Hardware RAID 1 will let you transfer the HDD to another computer?
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09 Mar 2014   #4
jimpz

Win 7 Pro
 
 

It will ONLY let you trans fer to another computer if you have the same 'raid' hardware & configure it identically.
(I have worked for one of the major RAID Mfg's)
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09 Mar 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Even if it is a RAID 1???? Doesn't that just write the same data to two or more drives so I could just hook it up to another computer?
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09 Mar 2014   #6
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Even if it is a RAID 1???? Doesn't that just write the same data to two or more drives so I could just hook it up to another computer?
Just in case you aren't aware of how RAID 1 works; the data is split across the drives, not replicated on each drive independently.

HTH
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09 Mar 2014   #7
Computer0304

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09 Mar 2014   #8
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Yes, it is; I just wanted to see if you would catch my mistake.
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09 Mar 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Or is it???










Just kidding
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09 Mar 2014   #10
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

But will it be able to be moved around to different PCs?
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