Raid 0+1, 5 (hardware/software)
Posted on 2005-05-05
Not sure if this is the right topic area to post this question.
I am a newbie in Raid. Currently, I am running a SBS2k and all backups r on tapes. No raid.
How do i do a hardware raid 0 +1? How does the whole setup goes about?
Software raid. How stable is this as compared to hardware? Understand all my HDD have to be converted to Dynamic for such purpose. Any guides(Url) to assist me on such setup on a 2k server machine?
Using raid 1+0, by any chances if a HDD fails in the process, how does the system responds to it? will the system automatically fall back on the mirrored HDD and allow services to run?
Considering doing a raid5 oso, Is the setup similar to Raid 0+1?
Lastly, Is WinXP pro able to support all raid ( maybe 0, 1, 0+1, 5) functions?
Pardon me if i am asking some obvious or even stupid questions.. I am still exploring. Thanks!!