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Old 08-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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This is not really linux but it is a question I have had while studying linux. What does it mean that a motherboard is not Hardware Raid compatible? I thought if you had two places to put hardrives, then you could do RAID.
 
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I don't use RAID, but to my understanding (without doing any Googling which would surely provide the right answer) a motherboard that has hardware RAID has it's own RAID controller built into the disk controller or otherwise interfaced with the disk controller. When this is not the case, one would look at 'Software RAID' which attempts to simulate that hardware RAID controller which is not there.

For future reference, please use a more informative title for your thread(s), something maybe like `What does 'hardware RAID compatible' mean?` or `What is a motherboard with hardware RAID?` as it gives folks a bit of insight what they're getting into when considering looking at your thread.

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