Advice on RAID with SATA drives
Posted on 2005-04-13
Quick question, i'm just making sure here, so all feedback is very welcome.
I have to install a RAID system on a Windows 2000 machine for crucial data storage. It's been quite awhile since I set any RAID up, so there must be new stuff on the market that I don't know.
I have 2 X SATA Seagate Barracuda 200Gb 7200RPM 8MB.
1 X PCI SATA Raid controller 2-port - ADAPTEC 1210SA
Data being backed up are photographs (useless info. but anyway)
Which RAID would work best? Ideally, fast write speeds, owing to the pictures being quite large, and coming from an External Firewire ATA drive. Also, I don't want to waste a lot of storage space (I read somewhere there are issues with some RAID setups where 50% storage is lost)
As well as total redundancy, considering the data is this persons career. Obviously an off-site backup would be great, but no $$$. So, 2 drives are the next best thing.
RAID1 is my thought. I heard there were new RAID arrays, but I cannot get proper thoughts about them. Of course, that's why I come to Experts-Exchange.
Thanks a lot,
Not worth a lot of points, I just don't have many :)