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Old 12-26-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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3ware RAID


I have a system with the 3ware Escalade 7506-4LP and 2 120GB ATA133 HD's connected to it.

Upon first boot I went into the controller's BIOS and setup RAID 1 with the 2 drives. Then , I rebooted and installed Slackware. Now, This may be the dumbest question ever, but just by selecting the drives in the BIOS of the card and creating the array, RAID 1 is automatically being done?? It requires nothing else on my part?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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nope, you're all set. you can make any changes to your configuration directly from the cards bios. you don't need the utilities loaded into your OS. the OS utilities are mainly for monitoring array performance, and maintaining arrays if you have hot-swap drive bays and are running mission-critical environments that cannot have down time to replace a faulty drive for instance.

what motherboard are you using btw? i'm having some difficulty with 4 drives on an NForce motherboard...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Actually I am using an older Asus A7A266 with an Athlon XP 2400+ (the max for this board). It uses an ALi chipset. Not a bad mobo at all, it just doesn't support the higher bus speeds obviously
 
Old 03-13-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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ahh sweet. well i got my controller working. the problem was actually one of the hard-drives. i had to use a maxtor utility and write all zeros to the drive and then re-write mbr. after that it worked perfectly. i like the 3ware card. seems fast. when i get a chance, i'll run some benchmarks.

gl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
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yeah it seems like a very good card so far. I've been running raid on a file server running slackware. Uptime is about 90 days now....not bad.
 
  


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