Raid & non-Raid together


B

Brian

I've got a system with 2 drives.

I'm hoping to add a RAID card into the mix along with 4 new drives (I
was thinking Raid 0+1).

I plan to move the existing 2 drives to another computer but before
doing so I would like to have the pertinent info on the new RAID
system.

Can I set up the RAID so that it runs alongside the 2 'ordinary'
drives. This would obviously be the faster way to pick and choose
amongst the pieces of important (and useless) data/configurations that
have accumulated on the old drives.

If I can't do this then I can probably do a network copy from the new
home for the 2 drives.

Is it possible to have ordinary (non-RAID) installed along with a RAID
system?

thanks.
Brian
 
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K

kony

I've got a system with 2 drives.

I'm hoping to add a RAID card into the mix along with 4 new drives (I
was thinking Raid 0+1).

I plan to move the existing 2 drives to another computer but before
doing so I would like to have the pertinent info on the new RAID
system.

Can I set up the RAID so that it runs alongside the 2 'ordinary'
drives. This would obviously be the faster way to pick and choose
amongst the pieces of important (and useless) data/configurations that
have accumulated on the old drives.

Yes, that'll work fine, all you'd have to do is choose which is the
primary boot controller in the bios and/or the drive to boot from.
If I can't do this then I can probably do a network copy from the new
home for the 2 drives.

Is it possible to have ordinary (non-RAID) installed along with a RAID
system?

Sure, you can even have the non-raid drives running from the raid
controller as single drive span(s), but might as well just leave them
where they are, on the motherboard controller for the time being till the
data is copied off... especially since you want 4 drives on the RAID
eventually.
 
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B

Brian

Yes, that'll work fine, all you'd have to do is choose which is the
primary boot controller in the bios and/or the drive to boot from.

Thanks kony ... just what I was hoping to hear.
Now to decide on how on the price/performance point (sigh ... that's
the real hard part).
 

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