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I have a question regarding this setup *raid* mirroring? pics included!

I dont know how this happened since previous coworker made this...
this is a file server. this computer has two 300gb IDE harddrives, 26gb for c: and another 300 usb portable hard drive..

We are trying to upgrade this server near in the future.

I was planning to buy two 500gb SATA and SATA controller and make it as a raid-1


purchase another two 300gbs and make them as a raid 5...

any suggestions? I am a beginner. So any help would be appreciated.

Also. Take a look at the pictures. why it does that.  I don't know what's happening on that computer..
 F: is not accesible.

1.6ghz intel Pentium 4.
512 Megabytes memory.

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Gerald Connolly

8/22/2022 - Mon

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so for the cost wise and quality wise, 2 SATA hds with raid 1 is better than 4 IDE hds with raid5. correct? do you have any suggestion other than these two?

>>Drive E: is a  mirror.
what's the reason that it gives us the error on disk 2?

The cost and quality, yes. You have less chance for a failure and a quicker interface. If you wanted to spend money, go with SCSI. You will have to get another interface and more expensive HDD's.

Most likely there was an improper shutdown. Run a chkdisk on the drive.
Gerald Connolly

Don't go with parallel SCSI, it would be better to use Serial Attached SCSI (SAS).

SAS is fast and uses disks with 100% duty-cycle reliability (SATA is about 40%) and doesnt use those horrible inflexible parallel SCSI cables.

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William Peck

Thank you but I am not spending lots of money for the scsi, since it will be used for file server.

improper shutdown is most likely the reason that causes an error? I was going to do the chkdisk, but people were using it, i couldnt do it. :)
Gerald Connolly

My comments are surely worthy of an assist at least?