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Yeah and most of the online sources go into details that you don’t need to know about as the card takes care of it, The other option is a Mirrored volume but the disadvantage of that is you have more drives wasted providing redundancy (ie in a 10 drive mirror you have the space of 5 instead of 9 for raid 5 or 8 for raid 6)
Thanks, lots to read up on.
Does RAID5/parity require at least three hard drives? As right now that really isn't an option for me as I only have two and can't spend any more money for a while.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:57
You could also just ensure those folders are sync'd across both drives (essentially the same as mirroring). Not sure what the Windows 8 equivalent of SyncToy (may still work with Win8).
Posted 08 February 2013 - 23:57
LSI RAID Card (or actually an IBM Rebadge, the ServeRaid M1015) with the IBM ServeRAID M1000 feature key so I get proper RAID5
4x1TB 3.5" Drives in the Standard Drive Bays
4x1TB 2.5" Drives in an IcyDock Caddy sitting in the optical slot.
7 of the drives are in a RAID 5 Array (giving 6GB of storage, with the 8th acting as a Hot Spare)
A PCIe x1 card which is carrying a 64GB mSATA SSD
This is used to boot the server (i.e. holds the hypervisor) and a small partition for the database files to give better performance.
It runs ESXi 5.1 and hosts a number of VMs, performing some functions:
a Windows Home Server 2011 VM, performing back-up and file serve duties.
an Ubuntu 11.10 VM, providing a LAMP Stack, an instance of MongoDB, a Graphite instance and a node.js execution environment
a pfSense VM, for playing with.
a WIndows 8 VM for testing stuff.
a Windows 7 VM for testing stuff.
a WIndows XP VM for nostalgic reasons
I love my MicroServer.... :-)
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