Re: Thank heavens for mirrored drives?

Jeffrey Betts ( (no email) )
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 18:05:09 -0700

I use a mylex controller for raid 5
works great.

Jeff Betts
From: Steve Mills <>
To: 'NTISP List' <>
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 9:38 AM
Subject: Thank heavens for mirrored drives?

>This morning I was awakened by my beeper telling me that one of our
>machines was hosed. A drive that had shown no signs of weakness had
>away (RIP). It turned out to be the boot drive.
>After resisting the costs of setting up a RAID 1 system for some time, we
>took the plunge about 6 months ago and installed 2nd drives in our
>machines. We used the standard NT disk mirroring, since RAID 1 seems to
>introduce very little overhead.
>Anyway, it was a simple matter to pull the bad drive, change the ID and
>termination on the other drive and reboot. We were up in less than an
>including diagnostics etc.
>Just a push for those considering doing something similar.
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