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Windows RAID 1 <3

I can't enthuse enough about Windows RAID 1. In 2014, it saved my bacon. My disk was failing, causing boot errors. The second disk booted, and fixed the first. How cool is that?

I had to replace the bad disk. Total downtime was a couple hours and a few boots.

Hardware RAID is supposed to be better, because you should be able to hot swap without downtime - but my experience is that you'll have a crash. (The hot swap is useful if you refresh your disks before the error... so you have to be that kind of person, or operating in a company.)

Software RAID is easier because it's the same on all the computers. You're not dealing with a different controller on each computer. There's plenty of documentation and advice online.


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