Re: Discovering A SATA HD
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 04:36:58PM +0000, Mitch Crawford wrote:
> How do I get my machine to see a newly added Single SATA HD? not RAID
> The BIOS setting is set to IDE and is detected by the bios OK
> ASUS M2V-MX SE motherboard running 4.0r2 (2.6.18) and a Samsung 500Gb Sata
> I do have another identical drive and wondered whether RAID was better than
> having the same data on another machine (would be WinXP )
What do you mean get the machine to see?
What does dmesg show?
RAID solves the problem of a dying disk and has instantaneous/continuous
backup. Drive failure can kill the MB or a dead MB can kill data on the
Backing up to a drive on a different computer is more likely to protect
the data that gets to it (both boxes would have to be destroyed to be
affected). Note that I would encrypt the data before trusting it to a
Win box. Just pipe it through OpenSSL's enc funtion on its way to the
Worry about getting your second 500 GB (not Gb) drive set up first.