I am building small home server with raid 1 (mirror) on data disk. I have MB: Asus M2N SLI Deluxe with nvidia media shield RAID on board and 2 x 1TB HDD, OS: Windows Server 2003 x64.
My questions are:
- which RAID I have to use, fake RAID on my MB from nVidia or software RAID(mirror) in Windows Server 2003?
to software RAID:
- after OS reinstall will be this RAID still accessible, if not data will be OK?
- can I take one hdd from raid and plug it to other PC and only read data?
- what about performance?
Edit: Ok, I set up software RAID in Windows Server 2003 and it works fine. But a lot of times I see in Disk managment console that disk are beeing resynching. So if I write data to disk are these data immediately on both discs, or not? I googled but did not find how exactly software RAID works. Can you help me?