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RAID1 on High Point HTP370 IDE Controller - atach drives to single or separate channels?

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I have ABIT TH7-RAID motherboard with built-in High Point HTP370 IDE controller. I want to build RAID1 array for data safety and I don't know should I attach the hard drives to one IDE channel as Master/Slave or use separate channels? Which configuration will give me better performance?
     
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Pentium 4 2.0GHz @ 2.16Ghz SL5SZ ABIT TH7-RAID Triplex Millenium Silver GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB ... 768MB RD-RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB 7200RPM IBM 120GXP IC35L120AVVA07-0 in RA... Plextor PX-708A Intel Stock cooler Socket 423 with ABIT Custom ... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P 4World Acessories PS2 keyboard Enermax EG465AX-VE(G) 465W ATX 12V Ver. 1.2 PSU Noname gray-silver case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech USB First/Pilot Wheel Mouse M-BE58 Smooth wooden desk surface Avance ALC200 audio chip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8600 DFI LANParty UT P45-T3RS (dead) XFX HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Mushkin Redline 996805 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB WD1000DHTZ Plextor PX-891SA Cooler Master Hyper-Z 600 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
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LG Flatron F700P Genius KB-G235 Chieftec CF-700-14CS 700W Compucase 6A21 White 
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A4Tech x7 ASUS Leather mouse pad 
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80GB IDE Western Digital WD800JB-00FMA0 LiteOn Intel Stock cooler (with copper core) for Socke... Windows XP Professional SP3 
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you'll want to make your hdd your master, and your ssd the slave...You can always partition your SSD for data saftey
Edited by Whodat1972 - 4/23/13 at 8:17am
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LOL where I'm talking about SSD in my post? Partitioning SSD for data safety is not possible. If device or master boot record dies, every partition dies.

I have two 80 GB hard drives I want to RAID1 because one drive have 50 000 power-on hours and another had problems before but are running fine now.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 2.0GHz @ 2.16Ghz SL5SZ ABIT TH7-RAID Triplex Millenium Silver GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB ... 768MB RD-RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB 7200RPM IBM 120GXP IC35L120AVVA07-0 in RA... Plextor PX-708A Intel Stock cooler Socket 423 with ABIT Custom ... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P 4World Acessories PS2 keyboard Enermax EG465AX-VE(G) 465W ATX 12V Ver. 1.2 PSU Noname gray-silver case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech USB First/Pilot Wheel Mouse M-BE58 Smooth wooden desk surface Avance ALC200 audio chip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8600 DFI LANParty UT P45-T3RS (dead) XFX HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Mushkin Redline 996805 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB WD1000DHTZ Plextor PX-891SA Cooler Master Hyper-Z 600 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P Genius KB-G235 Chieftec CF-700-14CS 700W Compucase 6A21 White 
MouseMouse Pad
A4Tech x7 ASUS Leather mouse pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium4 3.0Ghz ABIT IS-20 Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 1GB DDR400 Elixir M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T @ 2.5-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80GB IDE Western Digital WD800JB-00FMA0 LiteOn Intel Stock cooler (with copper core) for Socke... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorOther
Remote Desktop SONY MPF920 3,5" 1.44MB Floppy drive 
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Pentium 4 2.0GHz @ 2.16Ghz SL5SZ ABIT TH7-RAID Triplex Millenium Silver GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB ... 768MB RD-RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB 7200RPM IBM 120GXP IC35L120AVVA07-0 in RA... Plextor PX-708A Intel Stock cooler Socket 423 with ABIT Custom ... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P 4World Acessories PS2 keyboard Enermax EG465AX-VE(G) 465W ATX 12V Ver. 1.2 PSU Noname gray-silver case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech USB First/Pilot Wheel Mouse M-BE58 Smooth wooden desk surface Avance ALC200 audio chip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8600 DFI LANParty UT P45-T3RS (dead) XFX HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Mushkin Redline 996805 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB WD1000DHTZ Plextor PX-891SA Cooler Master Hyper-Z 600 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P Genius KB-G235 Chieftec CF-700-14CS 700W Compucase 6A21 White 
MouseMouse Pad
A4Tech x7 ASUS Leather mouse pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium4 3.0Ghz ABIT IS-20 Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 1GB DDR400 Elixir M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T @ 2.5-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80GB IDE Western Digital WD800JB-00FMA0 LiteOn Intel Stock cooler (with copper core) for Socke... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorOther
Remote Desktop SONY MPF920 3,5" 1.44MB Floppy drive 
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post #4 of 5
My bad, anytime I hear RAID anymore I think SSD ..lol

it should say on the motherboard don't it??

Usually, a PC comes equipped with two IDE channels; one “primary” and one “secondary,” making it possible to attach up to four drives. The “Primary Master” is the first drive on the primary IDE channel and usually contains the operating system, if not the whole computer system.

Read more: What Is a Primary IDE Channel | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5903506_primary-ide-channel.html#ixzz2RJCZxxEw
post #5 of 5
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The motherboard comes with 4 IDE channels. Two are from i850/ICH2 chipset and additional two from HTP370 RAID controller. RAID function is supported only by HTP370 controller.

I already decided to use two separate channels. I will test them how they run.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 2.0GHz @ 2.16Ghz SL5SZ ABIT TH7-RAID Triplex Millenium Silver GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB ... 768MB RD-RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB 7200RPM IBM 120GXP IC35L120AVVA07-0 in RA... Plextor PX-708A Intel Stock cooler Socket 423 with ABIT Custom ... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P 4World Acessories PS2 keyboard Enermax EG465AX-VE(G) 465W ATX 12V Ver. 1.2 PSU Noname gray-silver case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech USB First/Pilot Wheel Mouse M-BE58 Smooth wooden desk surface Avance ALC200 audio chip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8600 DFI LANParty UT P45-T3RS (dead) XFX HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Mushkin Redline 996805 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB WD1000DHTZ Plextor PX-891SA Cooler Master Hyper-Z 600 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P Genius KB-G235 Chieftec CF-700-14CS 700W Compucase 6A21 White 
MouseMouse Pad
A4Tech x7 ASUS Leather mouse pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium4 3.0Ghz ABIT IS-20 Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 1GB DDR400 Elixir M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T @ 2.5-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80GB IDE Western Digital WD800JB-00FMA0 LiteOn Intel Stock cooler (with copper core) for Socke... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorOther
Remote Desktop SONY MPF920 3,5" 1.44MB Floppy drive 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 2.0GHz @ 2.16Ghz SL5SZ ABIT TH7-RAID Triplex Millenium Silver GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB ... 768MB RD-RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB 7200RPM IBM 120GXP IC35L120AVVA07-0 in RA... Plextor PX-708A Intel Stock cooler Socket 423 with ABIT Custom ... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P 4World Acessories PS2 keyboard Enermax EG465AX-VE(G) 465W ATX 12V Ver. 1.2 PSU Noname gray-silver case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech USB First/Pilot Wheel Mouse M-BE58 Smooth wooden desk surface Avance ALC200 audio chip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8600 DFI LANParty UT P45-T3RS (dead) XFX HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Mushkin Redline 996805 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB WD1000DHTZ Plextor PX-891SA Cooler Master Hyper-Z 600 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron F700P Genius KB-G235 Chieftec CF-700-14CS 700W Compucase 6A21 White 
MouseMouse Pad
A4Tech x7 ASUS Leather mouse pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium4 3.0Ghz ABIT IS-20 Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 1GB DDR400 Elixir M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T @ 2.5-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80GB IDE Western Digital WD800JB-00FMA0 LiteOn Intel Stock cooler (with copper core) for Socke... Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorOther
Remote Desktop SONY MPF920 3,5" 1.44MB Floppy drive 
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