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In praise of RAID - delta_november

Apr. 5th, 2009

11:02 pm - In praise of RAID

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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...


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Date:April 6th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Alas for non-smooth things. May I offer some pneumatic tubes instead?
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