Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › RAID Controllers and Software › Any video or good write up on how to do a raid3 or 5 using a raid card.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Any video or good write up on how to do a raid3 or 5 using a raid card.

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi fellows, in the very near future i will be building a new system and right now my 2 options will be raid 3 and if not raid 5.

Since i have never use a raid controller card, i will love to check a video or article on how to get this accomplish, i've tried several vendors, and none have a detail description on the process. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

ps I will be using WD re or samsung spinpoint, on a windows 7 ulitmate, right now i don't have an specific card, but want to get a taste on what it takes to get this done.
post #2 of 9
I wouldn't use RAID 3, you'll always be bottlenecked by the dedicated parity drive.

Also, it isn't inherently difficult.
Boot into the RAID BIOS and add the drives to a parity (RAID 5) array.
Then, format the array and treat it as you would a singular HDD.
Waiting on X399
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
  hide details  
Reply
Waiting on X399
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks for the reply, for my needs redundacy is critical, and on raid 3 recovery is easier to get back on track in case of a hd failure.
post #4 of 9
So you're saying you wouldn't use RAID 5 over RAID 3 ?
Correct me if I'm mistaken but recovery in both instances has the same replacement/rebuild procedure..
Waiting on X399
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
  hide details  
Reply
Waiting on X399
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Not that is not what i mean, if you read the first post is either 3 or 5. If after doing all the research and taking into consideration money, one of those 2 will be enough for me.
post #6 of 9
If you read the second post, RAID 5 is favored over RAID 3
Waiting on X399
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
  hide details  
Reply
Waiting on X399
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Additionally, RAID 5 works best with an odd total number of drives - 3, 5, 7 etc. Data is written to (drives - 1) drives, so writing to an even number of drives will maximise performance.
Ryzen
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 Palit GT-430 Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO AMD Wraith Spire Linux Mint 18.x Dell UltraSharp U2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Basic Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower 850W Lian-Li PC-A04B Logitech Trackman Wheel 
  hide details  
Reply
Ryzen
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 Palit GT-430 Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO AMD Wraith Spire Linux Mint 18.x Dell UltraSharp U2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Basic Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower 850W Lian-Li PC-A04B Logitech Trackman Wheel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by parityboy View Post
Additionally, RAID 5 works best with an odd total number of drives - 3, 5, 7 etc. Data is written to (drives - 1) drives, so writing to an even number of drives will maximise performance.
Actually it's a little more complex than that - it tends to work best with (2^n)+1 drives (ie 3, 5, 9, 17, etc - although once you get above 9 drives it doesn't matter so much). This is because everything in a PC is based on 2^n (remember it's all calculated with binary values) - and you can't divide any of these values by 6 without a remainder - so 7 drives doesn't work.
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
Actually it's a little more complex than that - it tends to work best with (2^n)+1 drives (ie 3, 5, 9, 17, etc - although once you get above 9 drives it doesn't matter so much). This is because everything in a PC is based on 2^n (remember it's all calculated with binary values) - and you can't divide any of these values by 6 without a remainder - so 7 drives doesn't work.
lol, oh s**t you're right! OMG, what a n00b I am, I should have seen that! What shame!! *runs and hides*
Ryzen
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 Palit GT-430 Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO AMD Wraith Spire Linux Mint 18.x Dell UltraSharp U2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Basic Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower 850W Lian-Li PC-A04B Logitech Trackman Wheel 
  hide details  
Reply
Ryzen
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 Palit GT-430 Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO AMD Wraith Spire Linux Mint 18.x Dell UltraSharp U2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Basic Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower 850W Lian-Li PC-A04B Logitech Trackman Wheel 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: RAID Controllers and Software
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › RAID Controllers and Software › Any video or good write up on how to do a raid3 or 5 using a raid card.