@_Simon @thro I beg to differ. Windows 10 x64 was ‘syncing’ my RAID 1 config on a weekly basis. It was doing it so often it actually mulched through two drives in under a year. There’s something in Windows software RAID management system (Device Manager - Disk Management) that was causing this to happen A LOT! It would also task resources even though it wasn’t set as high priority in the be background. Still, I would rather something more dedicated, and designed specifically for this task, be used.
RAID 10 - I only have spare room for two HDD’s, as well this controller only has two SATA connections. My T720 Dell server has two RAID 10 configs, but those host VM’s, and I use some of those VM’s for game servers.
Given the build nature of my office system, I have only room for two HDD’s, and I’m not looking for anything glorious, so RAID 1 (simple mirror) is all I need. I’m not running VM’s off the drives. I just want a bit faster read/writes when I work on a project and then store them. Especially for the size of the drives, if I have to do any work or replace one, I want to be able to get the files off the drives as quickly as possible.
If I was running Linux on the machine, I wouldn’t mind using software RAID, but ‘hell no’ to using software RAID in Windows. Especially after the last experience. Never had the problem in Windows 7, upgraded to Windows 10 and started seeing issues immediately.