I know that and its beside the point. We are talking about HARDWARE
RAID here, not NT's built in sotware RAID.
> hot fixing (SCSI only). There is some overhead added to the OS but, I doubt
> if it's anymore then you would add with the drivers required for the
> hardware version (although I've never set up a hardware based Raid, never
> needed to). I don't know if NT Raid 5 supports hot swapping though, which
> would be nice to have in some cases.
AFAIK NT's RAID support does not support hot swapping. Most
Hardware RAID systems do. As for Overhead, there is *NO* overhead
for hardware RAID solutions. The drivers you install are typically
for monitoring the status of the RAID and doing maintenance. Normal
operations just see the drives as one drive from NT's perspective.
Performance itself is typicall 30% FASTER with hardware RAID than
NT's software RAID.
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