RAID 1 with three drives
Posted on 2007-08-05
I am looking for a SATA PCI Express RAID controller that will do a RAID 1 configuration with three hard drives. We don't want to do RAID 5, 6, or 10 because we do not want any striping or parity drives. We went a 1x write and a 3x read system. With a normal RAID 1, the controller mirrors the data on two drives, but we want the data mirrored onto three drives. We also want the ability to, if the RAID is degraded, to take out a single drive and plug it into another computer to recover data. We are currently looking at the PROMISE SuperTrak EX8350 PCI-Express x 4 SATA II Controller Card (NewEgg Item # N82E16816102071 if anyone is interested). If someone could please provide me with insight that would be much appreciated.