I’ve ditched my RAID setup and now have a single partitioned disc! The reason is that I found that EVERYTHING was dependant on the card; So far from giving me extra data security, all I got was more complexity, heat and worry. I assumed that I could just plug the RAID discs into any controller in any computer and it’d just fire up – NO! Big mistake. Some of the booting data is stored in the card and is linked to the card. So if the card breaks, the only solution is another card of EXACTLY the same make and model!
So my single disc flies along. I copied everything over to it using True Image and it took all night. When I woke up, I just took out the old disc(s) and now the card and everything whizzes along.
It’s a Samsung and is quiet and fast and cheap and big.
It’s got more cache memory than my first PC’s main memory!
I now have a few spare 250Gb discs if you’re interested!