Make sure you get RAID-ready drives, like enterprise class drives. If it
doesn't say RAID, it isn't ready. Why?
Because RAID drives need tight control of timing windows, and may
desktop-class drives assume you have only one, so if they need to do a quick
re-cal, you'll wait for it.
In an array, the ready status of each drive can't fluctuate for any reason.
WD is a proven source for good drives in each class, just read the specs on
your preferred choice.
> BENAGLIA wrote:
> > No great hassles with drivers and software, all my software and hardware
> > is compatible and will probably have an Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard.
> > I have been using Raid 0 for quite a few years and fully use their
> > potential but was told Raid 5 was more secure and better for heavy
> > workloads. Any hassles encountered on your side with Raid 5 : Vista system?
> > Thanks AndyB
> > "cvp" <goaway@xxxxxx> ha scritto nel messaggio
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> >> BENAGLIA wrote:
> >>> Evening to all
> >>> I have in mind of assembling a new high performance Pc with Raid 5
> >>> disk's and Vista Business 64 bit operating system.
> >>> My pc now has Vista Business 64 and Raid 0 disk's and I am fully
> >>> satisfied but need to set up a second working stationa and would like
> >>> to know if anyone has tried Vista 64 with Raid 5 HD.
> >>> Any news would be great
> >>> AndyB
> >> Sure from day one. The only thing you need to ensure is that there are
> >> 64 bit Vista drivers available for whichever card/onboard Raid you
> >> choose.
> No problems at all. In fact, the availability of more than 2TB "drives"
> was a major reason for my moving to Vista.