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Hi have a client who is wanting to add another set of raid 1 on the server.

It currently has a raid 1 setup with 2 drives.

Is it possible to setup another raid 1 to co-exist with the current.

Do they need to get another raid controller, currently they are just using the onboard asus one

motherboard is P5LO2
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you can have multiple raid mirror setup, however it requires at least 2 hdds for mirror.

you will need the controller that support RAID options for hardware base raid.

you can also use software raid which windows xp pro, windows vista, 7 and servers are supported.
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by:shadowmantx
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Went to Asus website and could not find the motherboard you listed.  However, I did find P5LD2 is that your correct model?
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sorry its Asus P5LD2
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Your motherboard supports 4 SATA hard drives.  You can setup a separate RAID1 with an additional 2 SATA drives.

This is the user manual for your motherboard.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5LD2/e2101_p5ld2.pdf
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thank you all the replies, i new the motherboard could support the drives, and i am familiar with setting up the initial raid. what i have not done before and was hoping it can be done is setup an additional raid set

so there will be 4 hard drives

2 hard drives on 1 raid

the other 2 on the other.

Can the motherboard support multiple raids, or do i need a seperate raid controller for each raid
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Easy test to perform, is leave your original RAID 1 disk sets alone.  Install the new disks and go into the BIOS of the RAID of your motherboard usually CRTL+F you can see the choices for your original RAID1***IMPORTANT!!!!- MAKES NO CHANGES!!!     You will see an option for setting up the a new RAID. If your motherboard will not allow the new RAID to be created, then you must use another RAID controller either PCI or PCI-e and correct the new drives to that controller and run the setup for RAID1 on the new controller.
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To enter motherboard BIOS for RAID Controller hit CRTL+I ....according to the manual.
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