5.4.7 Practice Questions RAID

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Task Summary
Install three hard drives.

Set the SATA Operation mode in the BIOS to RAID.

Create a RAID 5 array with three disks.

Configure three drives in the array.

Configure the RAID array as RAID 5.

Use a total capacity on the disks.

Explanation

To complete this lab:

Create a RAID 5 array to provide both fault tolerance and increased performance. A RAID 0 array increases performance only, while a RAID 1 array provides only fault tolerance.

Install three disks to create RAID 5 array. A RAID 5 array requires a minimum of three disks.

Complete the following steps:

1. On the computer, switch to the drive bays view.
2. On the Shelf, expand the Hard Drives category.
3. Drag a hard drive to a free 3.5" drive bay.
4. Repeat step 3 to add additional hard drives are required by the scenario.
5. To connect the hard drives to the motherboard, on the Shelf, expand the Cables category.
6. Select a cable. In the Selected Component window, drag a connector end to the hard drive.
7. Repeat step 6 to connect cable to additional hard drives.
8. On the computer, switch to the motherboard view.
9. In the Partial Connections list for the computer, select a SATA cable.
10. In the Selected Component window, drag the unconnected cable end to the motherboard SATA connector.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 to connect additional SATA cables to the motherboard.
12. To connect the power cables, select the power supply.
13. On the computer, switch to the Drive Bays view.
14. In the Selected Component window, drag a SATA power connector to a hard drive.
15. Repeat step 14 to connect power to the other drive (s).
16. Switch to the front view of the computer.
17. Turn on the computer.
18 As the computer, press the Delete key to enter the BIOS setup program.
19. To configure the SATA drive mode, open System Configuration in the drop-down menu on the left.
20. Select SATA Operation.
21. Select RAID On and click Apply.
22. Select Exit to restart the system.
23. As the system boots, after the BIOS loads the RAID controller will load. Press Ctrl + I when you see the message on the screen.
24. Select Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
25. Press Enter.
26. Use the up and down arrow keys to define the RAID Level.
27. Press Enter.
28. Use the up and down arrow keys to define the stripe size.
29. Press Enter.
30. Press Enter to accept the default capacity and continue.
31. Press Enter.
32. When prompted, press Y.
33. Press Esc, then Y to restart.
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