[GRLUG] OT, .. Rebuildable RAID1

Jeff DeMaagd jeff at demaagd.com
Sun May 19 22:17:00 EDT 2013

I think the general solution is to use the mirroring feature in your choice of OS.

If you're trying to multi boot a mirrored drive, then you might need a high dollar RAID adapter. The cheap RAID cards and on-board solutions have more than earned their poor reputation. Even some of the expensive ones can be clumsy at best.

DM Accessories LLC

On May 19, 2013, at 9:50 PM, "L. V. Lammert" <lvl at omnitec.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 19 May 2013, Mike Williams wrote:
>> Is the array at least still up? I had a fakeRAID controller years ago
>> where the array was marked as unusable as soon as the primary drive
>> failed, regardless of the status of the secondary. No, a proper mirror
>> set doesn't have a primary drive, but this piece of junk did. I just
>> pulled the fakeRAID card, plugged the primary drive into the motherboard
>> and rebuilt the startup environment.
> Yes, it is still running on one drive, with nightly backups.
>> I've never used this particular card series, but have you confronted
>> Intel's (or the card manufacturer's) support about their unusable utility?
> Their support forums have numerous reports of this issue, but no solution.
> I was going to try and get a 2-port SATA 'real' RAID card, but have been
> unable to identify a 'real' one worth testing.
> If anyone has a suggestion, please advise.
>    Thanks!
>    Lee
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