It is known to us that there are 2 RAID approaches: Hardware RAID and Software RAID. What are hardware RAID and software RAID? are their difference? To put it simple, hardware RAID are the ones that are generated through hardware such as RAID controller. Software RAID refers to the ones that are generated by the help of operating system. For instance, you can build software RAID under Windows Server 2000/2003.
So what are their differences?
Compare hardware RAID with software RAID, hardware RAID offers better performance in stability, safety, and compatibility. Because RAID has its own CPU and memory. Despite its higher price, many users choose hardware RAID to make large capacity disk group.
However, such an excellent computer technology still has certain defects. For example, it is difficult to manage these disks. That is because not only system built-in disk management tool but also the majority of partition magic cannot manage them well. Therefore, to manage and use hard drive RAID, an excellent partition magic is indispensible. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard Server is strongly recommended.
In the past years, users find it was difficult to pick up a reliable hardware RAID manager to perform hardware RAID management. Time goes by, today things are quite different, disk partition managers have been greatly improved to satisfy users various needs. Here we want to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to all of you. This partition magic has many advanced feature, for example, it can help to resize volume, to change cluster size, to copy partition and disks, etc…besides, it can manage all file systems under Windows. To know more information, please visit the official website.
Please watch this video to get an intuitive destruction or see the explanations below:
1. To manage hardware RAID with this free partition magic, you should first of all install and run it to get the following interface, which shows all disk partition condition.
2. To know what this hardware RAID manager can do, please select any partition or disk, and then all available features will appear in the action panel. Take partition I for example, all the features are listed in the action pane when you hit on it, or you can see these features in the pop-up menu when you right click on it.
Similarly, if you turned the hardware RAID to dynamic disk, you can also check the available features by clicking on a volume or dynamic disk.
That’s all for what Partition Wizard Server can do for hardware RAID management. If you are interested in this tool, you can download the demo edition to have a try.