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Axus FiT RAID 500 Storage Device Review

Software: FiTManager
I am new to the world of RAID and I opted to keep the FiT500 on the GUI setting so I could use the included software to help setup and manage the various RAID configurations.

After you have installed and launched FiTManager you are presented fairly self-explanatory options to help you set up your RAID system. I had to read over the included User Guide (that is on the CD ROM) to remember which RAID setup does what. Since I am using 3 hard drives, I choose to test the Fit500 with RAID 1 and RAID5.

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I found that using the Basic Mode for RAID setup went really well and was fairly simple to understand. You have 4 sections to the Basic Mode: Disk Info, Event Viewer, One-Touch Backup.

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When you enter the Advanced Modes you are presented with a couple of other options in addition to that of the Basic Mode: Email Notification and Event Settings, Firmware Information and RAID Settings.

Once you’ve set up what RAID you want to use (in my case I used RAID1 for one series of tests and RAID5 for another series of tests). You do have to initialize the drive with your operating system. I was wondering why after the RAID array was built, Windows did not show me a new drive. For this (in Windows anyway) you have to go into the Disk Management tool in the Administrative Control Panel to initialize and format the drive. You can also name and assign a letter to the drive at this time too.

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Once Windows initialize the drive you are good to go! You can start using the drive and it will do all the magic for you.