I want to migrate current data from simple hard disk drives to RAID1 to reduce the risk of losing daily data in case of hard disk failure. Every PC I want to migrate have a RAID1 support, requiring to use BIOS.
Now, I see that there is a feature in Disk Management "Add Mirror" and "New mirrored volume", which enables software RAID1.
I suppose that hardware RAID1 is better than software RAID1 in terms of performance: the first one will probably increase read performance in some circumstances, whereas the second one will probably do nothing. Is it true?
What are the other drawbacks, problems and weaknesses of software vs. hardware RAID1?