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Can I run 2 raid setups on one controller?

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I have evga 780i mb...
I just set up 2 250gig drives that I installed my o.s. on... and have a single 500gig as well.

If I buy 2 more 500gig drives can I run the 3 500gigs in raid 5 off the mb controller while the 2 250's are run in a raid 0 or will I need to buy another controller/disable the raid0 array?

Thanks,
Wes

(Either way I'll get the 2 more 500gigs, so I can find out... just curious!)

***EDIT
I've run the hd's in raid 5 so it can be done, however the system as a whole runs slower now. Startup times especially are dragging. I wonder if this is due to having more drives in the system or specifically the RAID5 and if getting a raid controller would help...
Edited by mrwesth - 6/24/08 at 10:52pm
post #2 of 10
if your motherboard can control 2 raids at a time, and has enough SATA ports then yes, but from what i hear if you are going to do Raid5 you might as well buy a controller. I think Chozart or Enterprise told me that...(they know alot about raid)
 
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
if your motherboard can control 2 raids at a time, and has enough SATA ports then yes, but from what i hear if you are going to do Raid5 you might as well buy a controller. I think Chozart or Enterprise told me that...(they know alot about raid)
As it turns out yes, my motherboard can run 2 different raids at a time (and yes it had enough sata ports)...
but I've already noticed a huge lag in my o.s. load time.
I wonder, would getting a new controller help fix that?
post #4 of 10
Yeah you can run two sets of raid with any high end onboard controller. I've run RAID0+1 on my rigs.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Yeah you can run two sets of raid with any high end onboard controller. I've run RAID0+1 on my rigs.
Thanks man,
I did get the hd's today and found out I could run both RAID0 and RAID5... however the system has slowed significantly as a whole. Mainly when my o.s. is loading where it takes minutes longer to load up. I didn't think this would be an issue as the o.s. is on the raid0... temped to buy a new raid controller to see if it would help, but need the extra storage space now
post #6 of 10
RAID5 absolutely should be run on a separate controller. And cheap ones won't do the job, they are as bad or worse than onboard for this job.

You need something with its own XOR processor. The best "bang for the buck" cards out there are the Areca ones, either the 1210 or the 1220.

If you can afford it, the 1220 is a big improvement over the 1210.
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RAID5 absolutely should be run on a separate controller. And cheap ones won't do the job, they are as bad or worse than onboard for this job.

You need something with its own XOR processor. The best "bang for the buck" cards out there are the Areca ones, either the 1210 or the 1220.

If you can afford it, the 1220 is a big improvement over the 1210.
'preciate the help man...
Yeah, 4.5 minutes from power on to windows fully loaded kinda sux.
It runs fairly smoothly otherwise though.

I will probably pick up the second controller you mentioned for the new server I have planned and use this as a temporary storage situation.

Again, thanks.
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wrong topic
Edited by smm298 - 6/25/08 at 11:51am
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Bump with same question, except my mobo is different.
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This is a 26 month old thread...

What's your exact same question? I can't spot any that weren't answered.
     
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