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    Default Re: Hard Drives and opinions and suggestions.

    Anyone know if S.M.A.R.T is support in raid (I think it is. as linX was able to tell me my failing drive had 3 bad sectors) or a software that can read smart from raid drives.

    CrystalDiskinfo wont see the array. Aida64 does not see it either.

    You would think Intel rapid storage software does not show any info.
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    Default Re: Hard Drives and opinions and suggestions.

    Never mind found out that HWiNFO32 shows what i need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    I have no idea on raid,maybe lsdmeasap could tell you,I would follow Intel though for raid 5,you might be ok on raid 0,even on raid5 it beats your old drives plus you have better reliability
    For RAID 0 you want the largest option you can select for stripe size, which is 128 on an Intel controller. For RAID 5 I am not 100% certain, but I think smaller is better like 16-32k

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