Thursday, 31 May 2007

Windows Vista - Intel Matrix Storage Console

We are now getting into the habit of configuring all of our workstations with RAID 1 mirroring.

We have also managed to convince our clients that the small additional cost of the extra hard disk is worth it. So, most of our client desktops are also configured with RAID 1.

We just finished configuring a Vista Ultimate system on an Intel DQ965GFEKR with two 320 GB hard disks configured as a RAID 1 array.

Here is what we see after installing the Intel Matrix Storage Console in basic mode:

And, a shot of the Advanced Mode:

The Intel Matrix Storage also pops a message up just after logging into the system indicating that the hard disks are healthy. That little message can provide reassurance that our client's data is as safe as it can be. ;)

Of course, no data storage solution is complete without backups and folder redirection for redundancy! :D

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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