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Windows 8.1 RAID issue?

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    I like RAID 1 in many cases.

    I do quite a bit of work for home offices, realtors, engineers etc. We very often set them up as RAID1 and it has saved them money on a few occasions. A drive fails, I show up and replace the drive in all of about 15 minutes and it starts rebuilding. If they weren't RAID they would have been down for the time it took me to get a drive, install it, restore their latest image and restore their backups. I would have charged them for probably 4-5 hours, or more, instead of the 1/2-hr service charge.

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    Storage spaces has redundancy also I believe.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberSAR View Post
    I like RAID 1 in many cases.

    I do quite a bit of work for home offices, realtors, engineers etc. We very often set them up as RAID1 and it has saved them money on a few occasions. A drive fails, I show up and replace the drive in all of about 15 minutes and it starts rebuilding. If they weren't RAID they would have been down for the time it took me to get a drive, install it, restore their latest image and restore their backups. I would have charged them for probably 4-5 hours, or more, instead of the 1/2-hr service charge.
    Hi there.

    If you NEED it for these type of applications (Raid 1) then fine - my posts were aimed at typical HOME users - running a commercial business or servers that need the maximum up time and minimum of disruption when you have to replace a defective piece of kit is totally a different issue.

    Home users provided they take decent backups etc don't need to bother with RAID 1 and by using Spanned Disks they can lump together a load of different sized drives into an aggregate larger volume (or set of larger volumes) so RAID 0 is unnecessary in any case. (if you have a desktop and spare bays don't throw your old HDD's away unless they are really slow - just aggregate them into larger volumes via spanning - I showed an image in a previous post in this thread).

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