Posts Tagged ‘Raid 1’

How to Setup a RAID 1 Array on Intel ICH Chipsets Using Matrix Storage Manager

With Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials both having recent release candidates indicating an imminent release, I thought it would be wise to take a minute to show how to setup a RAID 1 arr...


IBM ServeRAID BR10i LSI SAS3082E-R PCI-Express SAS RAID Controller

A lot of users on this site, and of Windows Home Server, FreeNAS and OpenSolaris look for compatible RAID controllers that are both supported and inexpensive. For these users, both the older SAS 3.0 and SATA II LSI 1068e chipet...



Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R LSI 1068e Based RAID Controller Review

Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R LSI 1068e Based RAID Controller Review: Great WHS, Vail, Aurora, and ZFS storage controllers.


The RAID Reliability Anthology – Part 1 – The Primer

Explaining the reliability of RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60, and RAID-Z3 in terms of MTTDL and gives a primer on advantages and disadvantages.



Windows Home Server v2 Vail How to Exclude System Disk from Server Storage

Exclude System Disk from Server Storage in Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 Vail

Many Windows Home Server machines utilize a smaller OS disk (oftentimes in Raid 1 for redundancy) and then large SATA 3.5″ disks for storage. Common 2.5″ disks are laptop drives as well as SSDs. Another factor infl...


The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 2) Hardware Selection

First off, this is not a typical WHS build, and it was not meant to be. For the majority of users, a HP MediaSmart (by far the WHS to get if you do not DIY the build) is the way to go. For my purposes, I have seen a consistent,...



The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 1)

About 10 months ago I decided to enter the world of the Windows Home Server. My storage arrays had outstripped my Cosmos S’s capacity, and running multiple controllers for all of the SAS drives as well as SATA storage be...


Dell Perc 5/i Raid Controller: Cheap Raid 5

Introduction For Small Business Servers and home servers, one thing becomes apparent, the need to use raid with large data sets. Raid 1 and software mirroring technologies like Windows Drive Extender are too cost ineffective fo...



7200.11 1.5TB on ICH10R in Raid 1

Two 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 drives on the ICH10R in raid 1 make a nice setup. The ICH10R is an on-board semi-hardware raid controller making it a very cheap option to use in any home server. The Seagate 1.5TB drives are one of th...