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November 15, 2004 3:50:45 PM

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I just ordered a new Dell XPS with a 320GB RAID 0 HD (2x160GB). Will I be
able to partition this into multiple drives or am I stuck with one gigantic
320GB drive?

Thanks,
Dan

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November 15, 2004 9:57:23 PM

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Dan wrote:

> I just ordered a new Dell XPS with a 320GB RAID 0 HD (2x160GB). Will I be
> able to partition this into multiple drives or am I stuck with one
> gigantic 320GB drive?
>
> Thanks,
> Dan

The RAID array will act exactly like any other drive (the software system
doesn't "know" it's a RAID array, it just sees a drive), so you'll be able
to do anything you can do with a regular drive. I.e., yes you can partition
it just like you want :) 

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Anonymous
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November 15, 2004 10:32:43 PM

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> to do anything you can do with a regular drive. I.e., yes you can
partition
> it just like you want :) 

And partitioning a large hard drive into a boot/OS partition (say 20GB) and
data partition is a *good* idea. It greatly facilitates re-installing the
operating system is something goes nasty.

20GB might be a bit on the low side if you've got 320GB to play with.

Cheers, Rob.
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November 15, 2004 10:32:44 PM

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Yep - that's how I partition my existing system (OS, apps, docs, video).
The Dell support guy said it was impossible (I guess that's what you get
when you outsource your support services).

"Rob Nicholson" <rob.nicholson@NOSPAM_informed-direct.com> wrote in message
news:cnb08r$9f4$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> > to do anything you can do with a regular drive. I.e., yes you can
> partition
> > it just like you want :) 
>
> And partitioning a large hard drive into a boot/OS partition (say 20GB)
and
> data partition is a *good* idea. It greatly facilitates re-installing the
> operating system is something goes nasty.
>
> 20GB might be a bit on the low side if you've got 320GB to play with.
>
> Cheers, Rob.
>
>
Anonymous
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November 16, 2004 12:55:55 AM

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Dan wrote:

> Yep - that's how I partition my existing system (OS, apps, docs, video).
> The Dell support guy said it was impossible (I guess that's what you get
> when you outsource your support services).
>
>

Wouldn't surprise me. Dell has their name written all over the worst support
I've ever experienced. :) 

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