Questions tagged [raid]

RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks. For questions about drive configurations that involve data redundancy via striping, mirroring, or parity.

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RAID card that can do SSD caching, 4kn, UEFI

I currently have four identically sized HDDs in RAID-10 on an Adaptec 8805. Unfortunately this controller can't do read/write caching of the array's blocks on SSDs attached to the RAID controller. I ...
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What options are available for cheap NAS devices that allows to put two hard drives in RAID 1?

I want to create a private cloud on my home, and for this I want to know a good NAS device that performs the following: Put two or more hard drives on RAID 1. As cheap as possible. Allow to install ...
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Are RAID controllers interchangeable? Is data recoverable with a different controller? [closed]

In my case I have been using Raid 1 Mirroring with two disks on an onboard controller of a motherboard that recently dropped dead. Now I'm looking for a replacement motherboard, but I'm a bit worried ...
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What HDD configuration is best for handling rapid read/writes of small files?

I am running a linux system with an app that constantly reads/writes many small files (e.g close to zero bytes) to a point where 1000-4000 files read/written each minute causing disk innodes close to ...
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Looking for good external RAID enclosure

I am looking for an simple external RAID enclosure that meets the following specs: 3x 3.5" or more RAID5 JBOD compatible with 12 TByte drives compatible with Linux average performance not very loud (=...
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Cheap RAID 5 controller for Dell T7500 to use 3 500GB drives over 4 500GB drives in RAID 10

I currently have a Dell T7500. The onboard RAID card can do RAID 0, 1, 10. I would like to create a 1TB partition that has redundancy out of SSD's. Currently I would be able to use 2 1 TB with RAID ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

It's unbelievably hard to find external 2,5" 2-bay RAID enclosures, but apparently it's impossible to find such an enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl support. I just want to spin down and power off the ...
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1U Dell or other NVME m.2 / u.2 Capable RAID server Advice Needed

I am looking to build a new webserver and am in need of some hardware advice. Currently I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 with Dual Xeon E5345, Win 2008, 16GB RAM, very solid server, zero problems. It is ...
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External Enclosure for 2 SAS HDDs

I picked up a couple SAS HDDs that I would like to place in an external enclosure. However, I am struggling to find any that supports SAS HDDs. Does this exist? Could you please recommend any? I would ...
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USB3.0 RAID 1 enclosure that can be connected to my new router

I have wanted to set up a NAS for ages. I recently moved house and had to buy a new fibre modem/router. It has two USB 3.0 ports, and it'll be switched on all the time, so I figured it might be a low ...
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Should I choose 5400rpm or 7200rpm hdds for setup RAID 1 on B450 AMD Chipset board

I have ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F which uses the AMD B450 chipset, I plan on adding 2 SATA drives in a RAID 1 configuration and am trying to determine if there is any advantage to using 7200rpm drives. I ...
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I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

I have to buy a NAS storage, with a set of simultaneous opposite requirements. In particular, high speed, lots of space and small budget. Can I do something like: - Use a NAS with four bays, two for ...
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Threadripper X399 motherboard: questions about PCI lanes and RAID

I am looking for a Threadripper-capable X399 motherboard for a video editing computer. I am looking specifically at two features, which I'm not clear whether they have or not: 1) I need to install a ...
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Cost Effective/Performance Raid Setup For Video Production

I just built a new machine based on an Asus x99a/3.1 motherboard and 5820 cpu. I do video production and web development. Im running windows 10 and my main os drive is a samsung 950 pro 512mb (...
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Fast and cheap RAID HDD?

Given that I suspect my PC to have a suicidal behavior, I'm looking for a RAID HDD to save my data safely. I have very old documents that I don't wanna lose. What are the best solutions for this? Buy ...
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Raspberry or clone with 2x sata port [closed]

I'd like to create my custom NAS box built on raspberry or clone. I need recommendation for an arm/atom/else board approx the size of raspb that has 2x sata ports that would enable software raid1 case ...
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I'm trying to enable disk mirroring on a Thermaltake blacX duet, but it won't recognize the mirroring [closed]

My Product owner recently purchased a 2 drive externa docking station, and I'm trying to do mirroring dual backup over 1 USB, and was wondering if I can do mirroring with http://www.thermaltake.com/...
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Raid Enclosure Interface [closed]

I'm looking for a drive enclosure that can do RAID 0 and maybe RAID 5. All of the brand names run together on me, I have idea what brand to consider. As I understand, the fastest interface is USB 3....
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Upgrading a Synology DS416slim NAS [closed]

To be clear: I haven't bought anything yet, so I figure this is a hardware recommendation question. The point is that I don't want to buy hardware with too much built-in obsolescence. I'm looking at ...
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SSD and HDD Internal Raid system compatible with external clone docking station

I'm searching for a good internal raid system for two SSDs and one for two HDDs. The housing of the SSDs and HDDs should be compatible with an external docking station, which I want to use for Backups....
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Does exist a SD card disk array? [closed]

I need a disk array like those which we can just add a new hard disk but using sd cards rather than disk. Does it exist? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6b/HP_EVA4400-1.jpg/...
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How can I use two USB external hard drives by mirroring both like RAID 1

I was using Amazone drive for store my photos and videos and important document etc.. by comparing the annual cost, now I'm thinking to move to a USB external hard drive because those files I'm not ...
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Slicing 100GB raster datasets

Problem I'm working with huge brain imaging raster data with four dimensions (x,y,z,t). The dimension sizes are respectively ~1000, ~600, ~20, ~3000 with data stored as uint16, which makes me ~100GB ...