Sata Raid or no Raid ?

Sata Raid or no Raid ?

Post by Joe » Fri, 10 Dec 2004 02:07:15



Main Question: Can you run the SATA 150 on the Raid Ports without using
Raid itself to get the speed ?

I been told that if you plug into the Raid ports, no mater how they are set
you are still using slip Drives etc.
I been running the Raid Plug in's and Nothing set up except the BOOT for 2
years, and it seems normal.
Not I was going to get the ASUS AV8 Deluxe and the SATA are the only on the
raid ports, they got me messed up, as I assemble my own but don't want to use
raid and have it mess with putting stuff on two drives ?

Question: Were do I stand to get the Speed of SATA without running it as a
Raid, or do I have to use the EIDE and go at ATA 133 ?

Thank you.
PS: winXP v 2


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Sata Raid or no Raid ?

Post by Rube » Fri, 10 Dec 2004 02:40:51

Usually, yes, you can use the SATA RAID ports as regular SATA ports. On my
mobo, I have to create a RAID 0 volume consisting of just a single drive. If
I want, I can have 4 single disk RAID volumes, which is basically what a
standard SATA controller does.
Note: Some RAID controllers have a setting for JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks)
which uses no RAID settings and each disk is independent.

Also, I have not tried to move a SATA disk from a regular SATA controller to
a SATA RAID controller, so hopefully someone else has some experience with
that.



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