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Intel 82801HR RAID support? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was wondering if there is any use of RAID hardware at all?
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:04 PM

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  • Raid is not supported with Windows Home Server.
    Friday, February 23, 2007 1:30 AM
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  • I think Joel means that RAID is not a configuration for which WHS is designed, or on which it is rigorously tested. However, if your RAID controller has a Windows Server 2003 driver, I would expect it to work with WHS. (Mine does.)

    That said, I would not be surprised to learn that WHS can deliver better performance managing it's own JBOD "array" than you will see from a typical low end RAID controller (and motherboard RAID is definitely low end in this arena).

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    Ken
    Friday, February 23, 2007 4:23 AM
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  • Raid is not supported with Windows Home Server.
    Friday, February 23, 2007 1:30 AM
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  • When you say 'not supported', do you mean WHS won't install onto a hardware raid array if that array is at the chipset level?

    This is known as Intel Matrix storage, btw.

    Thanks

     

     

    Friday, February 23, 2007 2:33 AM
  • I think Joel means that RAID is not a configuration for which WHS is designed, or on which it is rigorously tested. However, if your RAID controller has a Windows Server 2003 driver, I would expect it to work with WHS. (Mine does.)

    That said, I would not be surprised to learn that WHS can deliver better performance managing it's own JBOD "array" than you will see from a typical low end RAID controller (and motherboard RAID is definitely low end in this arena).

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    Ken
    Friday, February 23, 2007 4:23 AM
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  • I see.

    Intel Matrix storage supports the following:

        - Microsoft* Vista*
        - Microsoft* Vista* x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
        - Microsoft* Windows* XP Home Edition
        - Microsoft* Windows* XP Professional
        - Microsoft* Windows* XP x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
        - Microsoft* Windows* 2000 Advanced Server
        - Microsoft* Windows* Server 2003
        - Microsoft* Windows* Server 2003,
          Web x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
        - Microsoft* Windows* Server 2003,
          Standard x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
        - Microsoft* Windows* Server 2003,
          Enterprise x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
        - Microsoft* Windows* Media Center Edition

    NOTE 1: If the system is running Windows* 64-bit version,
            the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver supporting
            64-bit should be used.

    While I realize this is a low end solution, I wouldn't call it just motherboard RAID since it is at the chipset level (i965) so I very much doubt WHS would be faster.

    Thanks for the info anyway.


     

    Friday, February 23, 2007 5:34 AM