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dont bother with cheap RAID cards (in Win XP)

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After loosing data a couple of times a few years back i decided that I would keep everything on RAID1 (mirrored) discs.

the options that i had (under Windows) were either;

  1. Use Microsoft Dynamic disks.
  2. Buy a cheap RAID card.

Option 1 looked like it would only work if I had Win Server, so I went for option 2.

Now I have found that the RAID set is constantly being rebuilt and the system has become slower and less reliable.

A safer (because that is what you really want) option is to do some straight-forward copying. I got hold of MS SyncToy 2.1 and set it up as a scheduled task – problem solved…


Written by sumofungus

December 4, 2009 at 10:02 PM

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