RAID'd Zip Drives

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RAID'd Zip Drives

Ok, Here's the setup..
Remember the AIO I have been posting about getting/having?
well, I want to experiment with Mirror'd RAID

I have the following at my disposal:

Beige G3 AIO 233MHz With USB 2.0 Card and SCSI

1x USB 1.1 Zip 100
1x SCSI Zip on ID 5
1x Original Zip SCSI Cable
1x USB Cable

about 30 Some Zip 100MB Disks (all in a box)

Problem:

When trying to RAID these disks (Mirror'd) I am getting the messages:
Cannot RAID Drives. cannot Start RAID Array

or...
Cannot RAID: Disk(s) not Ready.

I have been thru All the Zip Disks and they are all good (no Hiccups)

I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I have tried every way I can think of them before creation to get them set up for RAID

Any ideas? All the drives work

P.S.: I have even zero'd the disks to make sure there were no bad sectors/media (I don't get hiccups when zero'ing)

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by the way

once I get this done, I will have a total of 2MB's Read \o/ woohoo!
sadly, only 700KB's write...

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I tried raiding 2 128 meg fla

I tried raiding 2 128 meg flash drives and got the same message. It showed that it had made the array but it wouldnt mount it( I was using striped raid). I'm really interested if anyone has any idea why these odd raid ideas won't work? Any reason in particular why you're doing mirrored software raid? It's the slowest type of raid.

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nothing really in particular

I just love doing odd things with Computers. I was just in an experimentation mood with my AIO, and I thought of giving it a try. It really doesn't matter if I get it working. I just thought it would be neat to mess with SoftRAID.

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Re: I tried raiding 2 128 meg fla

Any reason in particular why you're doing mirrored software raid? It's the slowest type of raid.

Actually, it's the reason that I only have 2 drives that hold the same capacity exactly. Plus, I had seen that someone did it with 2 floppy drives (USB of course) and I thought it would be cool having a removable RAID system.

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I don't believe you can raid

I don't believe you can raid between diffrent buses.. Ie. USB/SCSI/IDE

You would need all of the Zips on the Same bus..

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