Serial ATA RAID

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  1. NinerSevenTango

    NinerSevenTango Registered Member

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    I am considering the purchase of a computer using an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe motherboard. One of the reasons for choosing this motherboard is because it has Serial ATA and RAID built in. I want to use RAID 0 for data security, and True Image for further data security.

    This motherboard uses:
    "Serial ATA (Deluxe Model)
    Silicon Image® Sil 3112A Controller with 2 ports
    Support RAID 0/1"


    Reading the forums here, it looks as if there might be some issues with True Image seeing the SATA RAID array. If so, my whole justification for building the new machine and purchasing backup software might have to be built up from the start again.

    Anyone have any experience or suggestions along these lines?
    Would I be better off with an add-on RAID card? (I've had mixed luck with these)

    --John Danforth--
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello John,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    Current version of Acronis True Image (build 796) does support Silicon Image 3112a controller. You may download free trial version to make sure everything works fine on your system. The trial version is available at http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/

    If you encounter any problems with Acronis True Image please feel free to contact Acronis Supprt Team with the description of the problem via e-mail support@acronis.com.

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
  3. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello John,

    Welcome to the Acronis True Image Support Forum.

    RAID 0 (drive spanning) = More Speed & Capacity.
    RAID 1 (drive mirroring) = Better Data Security.

    Using RAID 0 significantly reduces the meant time between failure (MTBF) of a hard drive array. Hence your data will be more at risk.

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  4. NinerSevenTango

    NinerSevenTango Registered Member

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    My mistake, that was a typo, I specifically intend to use RAID 1.

    (Slapping forehead).



    Thanks,

    John
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    No worries. I know the feeling!!

    As Ilya suggest, download the trial version of TI 8 and give it a go. In particular, create the bootable rescue CD, boot from from it and check that TI correctly detects your RAID 1 array. Note that the trial version will not allow you to actually restore your system partition. It'll take you as far as the "Proceed" button but no further. However, if everything works out o.k. up to that point you should have no problems using the full version.

    Regards
     
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