Solved

Add a Hard drive outside of the array

Posted on 2011-09-15
4
292 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi,

I have a machine with two sata hard drives configured in a RAID 0 configuration.  I only want the OS installed there.  I want to add a third sata drive outside of the raid to load apps.  I am guessing that I should just add the drive without doing anything to the RAID BIOS and that when I boot up I should see two hard drives... one representing my raid drives and one for the newly installed hd outside of the array.  Is that right?
0
Comment
Question by:santaspores1
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
dlethe earned 250 total points
ID: 36543531
Right, but installing an O/S, presumably windows on a RAID0 is just plain wrong, wrong, wrong.  There is almost zero upside, and plenty of downside.  Plus you probably have a crappy BIOS-fakeraid controller, which means  you really won't get any significant performance benefit to even begin with.

Don't do it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:santaspores1
ID: 36543848
I have a precision 690 with an onboard LSI SAS1068 controller.  It can do RAID0 or 1 and is supposed to be much better than the Dell Perc cards (presumably).
Adapter = SAS1068
PCI Address = 05:0B:00
MPT Firmware Revision = 0.10.51.00-IR
SAS Address = 50013721:9672ea00
NV Data version = 25.0D
Status = Enabled
Boot Order = 0
Boot Support = Enabled BIOS and OS

The BIOS says that the raid type is IS (which I think is their proprietary way of describing RAID0)

Are you sure that I should go through the trouble of wiping everything out and starting over?

 If I do decide to start over is it for sure that I will be able to use these drives in this system without configuring any raid setup (the hd controller is a raid controller built into the motherboard)?
0
 

Author Comment

by:santaspores1
ID: 36544366
By the way, only the OS will be on the Raid.... so data protection doesn't matter.  But are you telling my that my machine will perform more poorly if the operating system is on a RAID 0 configuration of two drives?
0
 

Author Comment

by:santaspores1
ID: 36545940
well... I guess that is it then... don't install Windows on Raid 0.
0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now