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Old 09-08-2004, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Promise SATA Raid?

Today I oredered a "PROMISE PCI to SATA Controller Card, Model SATA150 TX2plus" from Newegg. The reviews on Newegg seemed good, but I was just curious, has anyone else had experience with Promise raid cards?
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have used promise raid cards before but not SATA, they were just IDE, thought they were lacking, could not do alot with it...
For low end raid i like what is built into most motherboards anynmore...
But they are only good if you are looking for Raid 0 or 1
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya, I'm only looking for Raid 1. I got so much time into my server that I don't want to loose it due to a failure on my 3 yr old 20 gig hd. :-/
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oh, yuo realize that you will lose everything on the HDD's when you create it don't you?
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, the plan is to keep the server the way it is now, install raid, ghost my current main hd to the raid and then boot off raid. I haven't ever messed with raid that much before, but I would assume you can ghost over to it like any other drive.
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You won't lose everything on your HDD's if you make a RAID 1 group. JUST make sure you know the address of the drive you want to copy, and the address of the blank drive. If you mix these up you WILL lose all your info.

I use an Abit mobo that has 2 Raid chips built in. My C drive is actually 2x 120GB 7200 SATA in Raid 0, and my storage is 2x 120GB 7200 SATA in Raid 1.
When I installed my RAID 1 setup, the wife had one 120GB full of pics and vids. I checked the addy of that drive 3x before I hit build RAID Group. Worked like a charm.
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had promise cards at once, then they started "flaking out". I went with 3ware and haven't ventured from them since. The 3ware escalade card I have seems top notch. Good stuff.

Newegg also sales 3ware equipment.
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use a Promise chip based SATA Raid1 configuraiton on my machine at work - it's built into the mobo, but I'm sure it's very similar to the add on card. It works well, and I've had no problems with it.
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