I am building a new server to replace an aging Windows 2000 SBS server. The Lenovo TS140 came pre-loaded with Windows Essentials 2012 R2 Server on two 500Gb SATA drives set up as RAID 1 using the on-board Intel RAID controller.
I am adding two 1TB SATA data drives which will also be mirrored. What is the preferred method to mirror these new drives?
- A) Use the Intel RAID Controller (hardware)
- B) Use Windows Drive Manager to build the mirror.
I would think the hardware method would be faster, but the software method lets you see the status of all disks in Drive Manager. When hardware mirroring is used, Drive Manager only sees it as 1 disk.