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Windows 7: Covert single disk to RAID and vice versus

15 Feb 2012   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
Not when you need up to the hour data.
Hi,

If its a hard drive failure that concerns you, then I agree a hardware RAID1 (built from the BIOS) is the tool you need.

As for rebuidling a RAID1, keep in mind it can take far more than an hour to rebuild depending on the disk size and controller, so your 1 hour "update" window may not be achievable.

Regards,
Golden


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15 Feb 2012   #12
Winuser

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Can anyone finally post some benchmarks or are we all just guessing here?
Google didnt help.
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15 Feb 2012   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

IMHO software RAID will always be slower than hardware RAID, if that is what you are wondering.
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15 Feb 2012   #14
Winuser

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

How about software RAID vs single disk?
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16 Feb 2012   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
How about software RAID vs single disk?
Hi,

Any RAID is preferable to none at all if its your primary means of backup, of course. But in my own opinion, a hardware RAID beats a software RAID any time of the day.

Your aren't googling hard enough: try DuckDuckGo

RAID Hardware Vs RAID Software - What is your best option?
If performance is not a issue software vs hardware raid - Server Fault
Software RAID Vs Hardware RAID
Hardware RAID Vs Software RAID Comparison - A Detailed Explanation - Windows Admin Guru BLOG
Difference Between Hardware RAID and Software RAID | Difference Between | Hardware RAID vs Software RAID

And the list goes on. Happy reading.

Regards,
Golden
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24 Feb 2012   #16
Winuser

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
How about software RAID vs single disk?
Hi,

Any RAID is preferable to none at all if its your primary means of backup, of course. But in my own opinion, a hardware RAID beats a software RAID any time of the day.

Your aren't googling hard enough: try DuckDuckGo

RAID Hardware Vs RAID Software - What is your best option?
If performance is not a issue software vs hardware raid - Server Fault
Software RAID Vs Hardware RAID
Hardware RAID Vs Software RAID Comparison - A Detailed Explanation - Windows Admin Guru BLOG
Difference Between Hardware RAID and Software RAID | Difference Between | Hardware RAID vs Software RAID

And the list goes on. Happy reading.

Regards,
Golden
I couldnt find direct performance comparison benchmarks ICH10R based RAID vs Windows 7 software RAID, but thanks anyway.

As far as I see the chances of RAID array failure in case of power outage are about the same for both scenarios.
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