Programming Raid Controller

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RAID controllers
SATA Hard Drive
SCSI Drives
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
I know there is software raid and hardware raid. Do you program them the same way? As well do the controller's have to match drives such as SATA or SCSI? Please forgive this basic question I am new at this stuff.

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Server 2008 R2

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  • jinteik
    hi maybe you can read here for more information http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/raid-hardware-vs-raid-software.html
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  • DAXQ
    Typically yes, they are configured differently - the hardware one, you will need to take care of BEFORE you load any software - like at your BIOS level. Normally just at boot up you will see an option to configure the raid. I have never had to (nor wanted too) use a software raid, as I have always read hardware is better and faster. And yes, all the drive will need to match depending on what your doing. If you are wanting Raid 5 (for data protection) across 5 drives they all need to be the same - if you want JBOD (Just a bunch of disk to look like one big disk) not very useful for anything more than a test server unless you have a great backup system - then I don think it matters - but losing one disk can cause the loss of everything.
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