Raid 1 configuration on home computer

By majickzombie ·
I am trying to configure a mirrored array between two identical HDD's. I have set up the Bios to read the drives, but when I enter the Raid setup for the Volumes it will only allow me to do a Raid 0. My motherboard claims to have Rad 0, 1, and 0+1 capabilities, but I can't find an option to change the Raid level. Any help would be appreciated, or advice on whether or not I should even be considering a Mirrored Raid function or if I should just ghost a second drive or something to that effect. My information is not of a critical nature, I would just rather not have to lose it again.

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by bcpgm In reply to Raid 1 configuration on h ...

Read the manual very carefully.
Most of the Motherboards do not show all the RAID options. You may have to use a certain key to toggle to find the right RAID.

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Multiple controllers

by UAnimosity In reply to Raid 1 configuration on h ...

Note that most motherboards have multiple RAID controllers built onboard. There is the on on the chipset which is usually configured in a bios option, and then there is the 3rd party controller which is usually either silicon image or Marvell.

Different controllers have different features, make sure you know which controller you're using and that it has the features you want.

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by NOW LEFT TR In reply to Raid 1 configuration on h ...

Are the of the same type and size?

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