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You work as an IT support technician for a boss who believes you are really bright and can solve just about any problem they throw at you. Folks in the company have complained one time too many that the file server downtime is just killing them, so they ask you to solve this problem. You must figure out what hardware is needed to implement hardware RAID for fault tolerance.

You check the file server’s configuration and discover it has a single hard drive using a SATA connection with Windows Server 2016 installed. There are four empty bays in the computer case and four extra SATA power cords. You also discover an empty PCIe ×4 slot on the motherboard. BIOS/UEFI setup does not offer the option to configure RAID, but you think the slot might accommodate a RAID controller.

Research RAID and respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Decide what hardware you must purchase. Share with the class the web pages showing the products and their cost.
  • What levels of RAID does the RAID controller card support? Which RAID level is best to use? Cite any important information in the RAID controller documentation that supports your decisions.
  • What is the total hardware cost of implementing RAID? Estimate how much time you think it will take for you to install the devices and test the setup.
  • Share with the class why you chose the RAID controller you chose.



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