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Simple question about RAID 1 setup Answered

I plan on buying 2 of the following Hard Drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136294
I also buy the following RAID controller: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816132012
Will these be compatable with eachother in a RAID 1 setup? After plugging the HDDs into the controller, and the controller into my MB(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363) is there anything else I need to? Or will BIOS automatically take care of it? Thanks!

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octopuscabbage

7 years ago

The raidcard might have software to help?

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NachoMahma

7 years ago

. The controller and the HDDs are all SATA, so it should work.
. The only RAID controller I have experience uses a Silicon Image chip. All I had to do was plug in the drives and use the controllers ROM setup program to config the RAID.
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.  A few bucks more can get you some 1TB drives.

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metrogdor22NachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks for the help! I'm just doing a very basic build for now, but I plan to upgrade(including 2x2TB HDDs) in the future. The planned build is:
~Antec 900 case
~2 of the aformentioned Hard Drives
~ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard
~APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply
~G.SKILL Ripjaw Series 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Memory(RAM)
~AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz
~Aformentioned RAID controller
~Corsair Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm fan

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NachoMahmametrogdor22

Reply 7 years ago

.  I just stuck an old mobo in a case with a lot of drive bays and a large PSU. The box is down while I replace the boot HDD, but it has 600GB and 400GB RAID1s.
.  I have EIDE (PATA) controllers and finding replacement drives is getting difficult. Let me know how your controller works out as I will be in the market for SATA cards soon (probably just one card with a couple of 1-2TB HDDs).

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metrogdor22NachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

Will do. I currently have no job(I'm 15, applied 5 places, no call back), so I'm buying the parts here and there with whatever money I can scrape up, starting with things least likely to be outdated(Case, HDD, PSU, etc.) then moving to newer things(CPU, RAM, mobo, etc.). At the soonest, I'm looking at 6 months to a year before it can boot up and run, so it may be a while.

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NachoMahmametrogdor22

Reply 7 years ago

> 6 months to a year
.  That's forever in computer years! Those cards may be obsolete in a year. heehee

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metrogdor22NachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

That's why I'm starting with the less likely to be outdated things first :). Also, just out of curiosity, what OS do u use? I'm going to do primary boot on Windows 7, then a 100GB partition of Ubuntu Linux. At the moment I'm on Windows XP Media Center Edition on the family computer :(

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NachoMahmametrogdor22

Reply 7 years ago

. I've been using Win XP Pro on that box, but would like to switch to some flavor of Linux.

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metrogdor22NachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

I've never actually used Linux, but I hear that a lot of people like Ubuntu with the Gnome desktop.

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NachoMahmaNachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

. PS: Call newegg and talk to a sales rep. They should be able to verify that they work together (or not). You may need to talk to someone in Tech Support.