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RAID5 only uses 3 harddrives, and is roughly half the performance of RAID-0 but with the safety of RAID-1, but RAID10, Matrix RAID or RAID 0+1 is 4 harddrives, with the speed of RAID-0, but with the safety of RAID-1
wat is raid matrix exactly?
and in your opinion, which do u think is the best set-up?
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has anyone experienced a RAID failure, if so what type of HD's did u use
I've had one raid failure that was more or less what I would call a DOA. the disk arrived and seemed to be fine for about 2 days then went south quick. since I have replaced that disk though things have been fine since. that was with a hitachi deskstar.


as far as raid matrix I believe it is an intel only thing. it allows you to have two styles of raid while only using 2 disk. so you can have half of each disk setup for raid 0- then the second have of each disk setup for raid 1.

http://www.intel.com/support/chipset.../CS-012525.htm
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how would i set-up a matrix
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how would i set-up a matrix
You need a Mainboard with Intel Chipset and RAID Southbridge (ICH8R, ICH8D or ICH7M).

Then you set the SATA Mode to RAID in the System BIOS.
And press CTRL+I when the Drive detection Screen appears.
That brings you to the Intel RAID Setup Utility.


more Infos on Matrix Storage:
http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets...storage_sb.htm
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You need a Mainboard with Intel Chipset and RAID Southbridge (ICH8R, ICH8D or ICH7M).

Then you set the SATA Mode to RAID in the System BIOS.
And press CTRL+I when the Drive detection Screen appears.
That brings you to the Intel RAID Setup Utility.


more Infos on Matrix Storage:
http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets...storage_sb.htm
wats a RAID southbridge, i plan on upgrading my system, my mobo would be a P5k deluxe, does this mobo have one of those
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The P5K Deluxe got the ICH9R Southbridge, which has RAID ability.

When you set the SATA Mode to RAID (in the System BIOS) this screen will appear:




Press CTRL-I to get to the Intel RAID Utility:




And here is the create Volume Screen:




When setting the Capacity not to maximal value you should be able to use a Disk for more than one RAID Drive (Matrix) but I did never tried it!
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The P5K Deluxe got the ICH9R Southbridge, which has RAID ability.

When you set the SATA Mode to RAID this screen will appear:




Press CTRL-I to get to the Intel RAID Utility:




And here is the create Volume Screen:




When setting the Capacity not to maximal value you should be able to use a Disk for more than one RAID Drive (Matrix) but I did never tried it!
thx, if i do decide to go raid, prolly will, then ill come back to this thread and update
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