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Support hardware raid

  • The component like CPU, RAM has been speeding up all the time. But the speed of hardware cannot be remarkably changed. The hardware speed has become the bottleneck of the computer overall speed. Therefore, raid is developed to solve many problems. Raid is hardly used in PC by now and it is mainly used in server. It brings higher data transmission rate as well as fault-tolerant function, guaranteeing the security of data. Raid is widely used in server system. There are two ways to realize raid: hardware raid and software raid. Hardware raid provides server with more functions. It is also used by the large servers. With the raid disk, enhancement of daily disk management work is still important. Even raid has excellent performance, it also needs fine management. At this time we need one kind of excellent raid partition magic to help manage e raid.

    Notes about choosing disk management software for raid disk
    Before choosing suitable disk management tool for the hard disk based on hardware raid, we have to know about the realizing way of hardware raid. Because that different hardware raid needs different computer hardware supports. To realize hardware raid, there are two ways: the first one is using raid adapter card. There are various adapter cards in the market. The most important part of them is the raid control chip. Only with it the adapter card can realize the raid function of disk. The port of raid adapter card is divided into SCSI adapter card, IDE adapter card and SATA adapter card three types. Every type needs different hard disk port. They are also different in the data transmission rate. When choosing adapter card, users should depend on the cost. The second realizing way is using the main board with raid control chip. For example, if we use SCSI adapter card to build raid hard disk, all the disks should be SICI disk. As different hardware raid use different hard disk type, when choosing raid partition magic, we have to notice the compatibility with hard disk, otherwise it's a waste of time and money and also delays the daily management.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best tool to manage server raid disk
    To find a piece of partition magic supporting hardware raid is very hard. Most of the partition magic do not support hardware raid, and even some do, they probably only support one of the various modes like hardware raid disk with SCSI adapter card. MiniTool Partition Wizard has solved the problem. No matter which kind of raid disk, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help manage the disk. And no matter Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2008, MiniTool Partition Wizard is still compatible with.
    Logically, we only need to manage one disk instead of the raid hard disk when using MiniTool Partition Wizard.



    In the interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, Disk 2 is the raid disk made up of 3 250GB SCSI disks with SCSI adapter card. Actually, MiniTool Partition Wizard only does operation over one 750 GB disk. When we need to create one partition in the raid disk, we only adjust the whole raid disk capacity in the interface of adjusting the partition capacity.



    In this interface, we can use the whole space of raid disk to create the new partition. The maximum capacity of new partition can be 750 GB.

    Recently, raid disk is still widely used in server, but some PC users have started using raid disk to improve the performance of computer. Similar to SCSI disk, raid disk will be accepted by all the computer users. MiniTool Solution Ltd. who developed MiniTool Partition Wizard is trying to improve the MiniTool Partition Wizard to make it support more raid disks. Please visit the official website of MiniTool Partition Wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/ for more information.