In praise of RAID - delta_november
Apr. 5th, 2009
11:02 pm - In praise of RAID
I upgraded the hard disks in my notebook today. 120 GB just wasn't enough, and since we live in the future and nothing costs anything I picked up 500 GB of storage for pocket change. I was, however, resigned to at least a day of fooling around to get the computer configured right.
No such worries. With a RAID1 disk-mirroring system the upgrade went as smoothly as I could ask. Removed one 120 GB drive and dropped in a 500 GB. Data magically copied across. Then de-RAIDed the 500 GB, resized the partition. Added the second 500 GB and re-RAIDed. Bingo.
Of course, nothing else went smoothly today. There's only so much smooth in the world...