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In WHS 2011 would you mirror your OS SSD drive if so how?


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javaman

So I am planning my WHS2011 system  and I was wondering if you recommend mirroring the OS SSD drive?  I plan on using drivebender to mirror all my data drives, but I wasn’t sure how to mirror the OS.  Should I do it with the MB Raid? Is there a way to do it from the OS itself? Should I only do it after my system is configured the way I want it or should I do it right away. 

 

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jmwills

Install the OS and mirror the drive from Computer Management console before setting up users and shares, etc.

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javaman

So does the "Computer Management console" solution not rely on RAID at all then? So after it is setup It will it mirror any changes, and I could boot up with this disk if the primary failed (I could repeat to setup a new mirror)?

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It should. The one annoyance I found with using Disk Manager to mirror the boot drive is that I had to mirror each partition separately -- it wouldn't let me mirror the entire drive in one go.

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jmwills

I actually use an Icy Dock Adpater that holds two drives and it handles the mirror.  Probably best to do it in the BIOS.

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Excellent Dave, thanks for the links!


Ikon, I wonder if the SSD was formatted 1st would it remove all the partitions?

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Drashna Jaelre

Yeah, that Icydock enclosure is very nice. But if you dont' have one, then using your motherboard's controller is a better option. I'm not a fan of Dynamic disks (which is what is used when you do this through Computer Management)

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Excellent Dave, thanks for the links!

Ikon, I wonder if the SSD was formatted 1st would it remove all the partitions?

 

Are you wanting to wipe the partitions? If so, then I would use the Clean command in DiskPart.

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