>System Administrator wrote:
>> We are about to implement RAID 5 on a new NT Server.
>> It has however, come to our attention that if the
>> boot drive is included in the RAID 5 PARITY SET,
>> the server will no longer boot. The argument is having
>> the boot drive C:\ set-up with RAID 1 mirroring to another
>> drive and the remaining drives set with RAID 5.
This is an ok way to do things, but as Robert said, if you use hardware RAID
it dosent care *and* it's faster. One big advantage of RAID 5 is increased
read performance. This will be a lot less (if any) under software RAID. If
you use a software mirror for the C drive, DON'T even think about using IDE.
If you use IDE, both drives have to be on the same channel to set up a
mirror under NT and so there are double the amount of write commands which
slows down you system.
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>This is true with the software RAID built into NT. If you use hardware
>RAID, you can install NT on a RAID 5 array and it won't even know it.
>Our RAID 5 array is configured as a single logical drive, which appears
>to NT as a single large disk, which we broke up into several NTFS