Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Hardware RAID, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 2: Core Hardware.
- Talking about RAID is great,…but actually doing RAID is a whole different game.…So in this episode, we're gonna…actually set up some RAID arrays.…Now, I need to be careful here,…'cause there's really two different ways to do RAID.…First is what we call software RAID.…When we talk about software RAID,…we're talking about telling the operating system,…telling Windows, telling Linux, telling OS X,…that I've got all these drives in here, please set up RAID.…The other way is hardware RAID.…With hardware RAID, we're going to have…some type of controller, something built into our system…that actually sets up the RAID arrays,…and when it's done with those arrays,…it presents those arrays as just one big volume…to the operating system itself.…
Now there's a number of different ways to do hardware RAID,…but we're gonna do it in this episode…in what I'm gonna call firmware RAID.…We're gonna take advantage of a motherboard…that has built-in RAID functionalities…to actually set the RAID up for us.…So to do that, what I wanna do…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The second, core hardware, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the essential components and functions of motherboards, power supplies, and hard drives. He also shows you how to work with chipsets, troubleshoot electrical issues, implement RAID, and how to determine which hard drive technology to use depending on the circumstance.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
- Working with motherboards, chipsets, and expansions
- Choosing a power supply
- Evaluating hard drive technologies
- Implementing RAID
- Troubleshooting issues