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Can i use raid with any mobo?

Your motherboard does not support RAID.
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yeah i was running raid for a while then both my caviar blacks just went kaput. sending them for RMA isnt a pain, but the redownloading of all the lost data and rebuilding your comp is the real hassle.
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Your motherboard does not support RAID.

That sucks:(
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That sucks:(

actaully your mobo not supporting RAID is not a bad thing.. RAID is not a true back up system (Im not confused with RAID 0 wink.gif ), its a redundacy system so if a drive crashes the system can keep running and thats the simple version without getting technical why i say this lol. you should even backup RAID arrays to another drive/s.. RAID also works best if the drives a running 24/7 and can be hotswapped...
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actaully your mobo not supporting RAID is not a bad thing.. RAID is not a true back up system (Im not confused with RAID 0 wink.gif ), its a redundacy system so if a drive crashes the system can keep running and thats the simple version without getting technical why i say this lol. you should even backup RAID arrays to another drive/s.. RAID also works best if the drives a running 24/7 and can be hotswapped...

Speaking of hot swapping drives do you think running my PC in AHCI mode maybe had something to do with it? Probably not but im a noob when it comes to hard drives lol.

When i installed my OS i made sure my bios was set to AHCI so i could Hot swap my drives, is that bad for them?
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post #16 of 42
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Speaking of hot swapping drives do you think running my PC in AHCI mode maybe had something to do with it? Probably not but im a noob when it comes to hard drives lol.
When i installed my OS i made sure my bios was set to AHCI so i could Hot swap my drives, is that bad for them?

i would only hotswap a drive if it failed. AHCI does support advanced features such as hotswap but i think your actual bay needs to be set up for it too. it could be bad for them if the bay is not set up physically smile.gif
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post #17 of 42
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i would only hotswap a drive if it failed. AHCI does support advanced features such as hotswap but i think your actual bay needs to be set up for it too. it could be bad for them if the bay is not set up physically smile.gif

Ok thanks for the info.biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 42
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Ok thanks for the info.biggrin.gif

nps, just onething.. why i mentioned physical aspects of the HDD bay is important as for example in the hotswap bays of my NAS, i just unlock the door and pull the drive out so there is no need to handle SATA and power cables smile.gif
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post #19 of 42
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Can i use raid with any mobo?

NO..As far as hot-swapping goes..i don't recommend it..i had it all set up..and hot-swapping damaged a wd blue ..i barely got the most important stuff off of it..and it's a done deal now
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i've been using the same 250gb samsung for over 6 years now and it's still chugging along. then again i don't really have any irreplaceable data on here, otherwise i'd buy some backup
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