Multiple Mirror Raids?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Guldan

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 6, 2010
Messages
128
I'm looking at buying a server for my company, it needs 3 seperate raid mirrors.. OS / DATA / APPS.

As long as there are 6 SATA ports can this be done on one controller?
 

Triple6

Rob
Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
Most should allow this. Also be sure to buy a quality RAID controller, and check the specs to make sure it will allow multiple arrays, and not rely on the motherboards RAID controller - the reason being if the server goes down you can easily move the arrays to another computer with the drives and the arrays and data will remain intact and likely even boot. You can't do that with onboard controllers and the performance and feature set is generally better with an add-on RAID controller even with server boards.

Also do you really need 3 separate RAID-1 arrays?

And I assume you will still have a true backup solution.
 

Guldan

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 6, 2010
Messages
128
Well it's for a client so I give him what he wants, I think the setup is for a digital camera system. They just asked me to get a price on a system with certain specs basically.

I found a good Proliant HP server but was curious if it had the capabilities he wanted.

Appreciate the reply
 

Triple6

Rob
Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
HP is really good with answering questions before buying, do a chat or give them a call about any system they have.

Also sometimes its good to tell the customer they they may need something different or give them additional advice - most customers don't know what they really want and what they should be doing.

.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top