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    Question RAID Help

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    I have a old pc and I would like to put raid 5 or 6 on it and then use it as network storage/download machine.

    Currently I have a 1TB that has windows on it(recently replaced, it crashed).
    3TB is on a Lian Li expansion card.
    and 5 x 1.5TB drives(that I want in raid).

    Motherboard make Intel
    Chip set DP35DP
    with a Core 2 Duo.

    Space and redundancy are priorities.
    Then ease of install.
    Speed would just be a bonus.

    Any advice or recommendations are welcome.

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    Raid 5 or 6 would be best for the 5 x 1.5TB drives as this will give you most disk space, unless you want speed, then go Raid 10 (will use 4 drives, can put the 5th in for a hot spare?).

    What controller will you be running this RAID on? Software / Hardware controller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBlaar View Post
    Raid 5 or 6 would be best for the 5 x 1.5TB drives as this will give you most disk space, unless you want speed, then go Raid 10 (will use 4 drives, can put the 5th in for a hot spare?).

    What controller will you be running this RAID on? Software / Hardware controller?
    Was hoping to get a good software RAID or cheap and reliable hardware raid controller? any advice would be good.

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    Your motherboard has a software raid controller most probably, but whether you can have all those drives running simultaneously will be another thing.

    I cannot suggest a hardware raid controller sorry, not too clued up on this hardware.

    Let us know what you decide to do.

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