What do raid cards do?

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Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:00 am

I just wanted to know wtf i need a raid card for? what does it do? is it necessary?
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Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:17 am

If you need to ask you probably don't need one :grin:

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks - it's a way of increasing performance and/or reliability by making multiple disks appear as one to an operating system. As a general rule, this comes at the expense of requiring more disk space to make this happen - eg, you can shield yourself from a single disk failure by mirroring, but you need twice as much disk space to do this.

There's lots of info on the 'net - try Googling for "RAID controller" or similar.

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Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2002 10:01 am

RAID only really benefits servers. It can be fun to play with, but not really useful for most people.
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Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2002 10:03 am

Disagree - it will benefit anyone. Whether most people can justify it is the real question.
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Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2002 5:51 pm

i agree...when claw & sleghammer come out i will pare tho's bad boys with 30 gig scsi drives....while it will be faster than just one hdd, the real reason i am doing it is....
BECAUSE I HAVE A MONSTER EGO!!!!!!! :razz:
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Postposted on Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:46 am

DON'T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!!! IT IS A PIRATE BOAT ON A PCI INTERFACE THAT WILL TAKE OVER YOUR SYSTEM AND GIVE YOU THE GOOD TIMES VIRUS!!!!!! BEWARE!!!!
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Postposted on Sat Mar 02, 2002 4:12 am

You been at those funny mushrooms again Murray?
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Postposted on Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:20 pm

dancing funny mushrooms
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