can software raids on windows 2000 server hamper server perormance.. like blue screen error

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I am having software raids harddisk mirrored on windows 2000 server, can this restarts server saying physical dumping of memory. Any other problem can it create.

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When possible a hardware RAID should be used. If you use a software RAID and have a very IO intensive server this will take CPU cycles away from the software while Windows maintains the RAID array. This is more important with a RAID 5 array, but it does still come into play with a mirror.

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    I certainly agree with MrDenny that hardware RAID should be used wherever possible for the reasons he details in his response. To specifically answer your question, I have seen a Win2K soft RAID system's performance affected to the affect that it becomes almost unusable, but I've never seen that setup **in and of itself** produce a hard crash. What is the STOP error you are seeing? It's possible that the server is overloaded and a marginal component is failing under load or a driver is reacting poorly to certain O/S conditions.
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