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GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10

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GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« on: October 28, 2010, 07:38:10 pm »
Hi Folks --

Okay, back again with an entirely new thought.  Newegg just put the Samsung F3 HD103SJ back on sale, so I'm thinking maybe what I ought to do is just buy two more, and setup a RAID 10 array of four of those for 2TB total.  (And just toss the idea about a separate boot drive raised in the last thread.)

Is anyone running RAID 10 on this motherboard?  Any reason to think it'll be problematic?

Thanks...
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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 07:48:08 pm »
The only problem that I can forsee is that maybe it doesn't support RAID10. Have you checked to see?
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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 09:06:20 pm »
Well, I did look in the manual (which says it does), but other than that, uh...   ;)

Reason I asked was that asking before about combining RAID0 with RAID1 prompted a number of unexpected responses that went a bit beyond what the manual implied.
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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 09:10:25 pm »
Yes according to the spec sheet it does in fact support RAID10 I have just checked.  Do you have a particular reason for wanting to run a RAID array? It's just they can be a lot more trouble to setup and maintain. ;)
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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 09:37:27 pm »
Do you have a particular reason for wanting to run a RAID array? It's just they can be a lot more trouble to setup and maintain. ;)

Well, the reason in particular is I'm like most folks are with backups, I suppose.

RAID0 is appealing in that regard.  But the perf boost of RAID1 is also appealing. 

Seems like combining the two could be rather ideal.  I'm just a little leery of allowing a stripe problem to take me down. 
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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 09:42:28 pm »
Just want to point out that you've got it the wrong way round but apart from that it does make sense. I think that you may find that once you have set it all up and the novelty wears off you might find it a bit of a chore if it fails. The theory of RAID is great but now with the speed of SSDs and the size and reliability of modern hard drives it doesn't have quite the same appeal. :-\
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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 05:07:10 pm »
Just want to point out that you've got it the wrong way round but apart from that it does make sense. I think that you may find that once you have set it all up and the novelty wears off you might find it a bit of a chore if it fails. The theory of RAID is great but now with the speed of SSDs and the size and reliability of modern hard drives it doesn't have quite the same appeal. :-\

Backwards: D'oh!  I do that way too often.

Novelty: That may be the bottom line.  If I have a couple of RAID1 arrays (and by that, I mean mirrored drives <g>), that's almost certainly going to give the most long-term peace of mind.  I've been doing that with work machines for years and years, and it's worked out very well. 

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Re: GA-880GA-UD3H and RAID10
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 05:15:05 pm »
No problem. It's just you tend to see a lot of people following the latest trend or fashion without any real reason for doing it and that's often a recipe for disaster. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
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i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
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