RAID - Can I have two drives in RAID, and the other two standalone? Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID SATA Storage Last response: November 1, 2008 11:40 AM in Storage Share Panarchy November 1, 2008 8:11:26 AM Hello I have two drives; 1. Maxtor (SATA) 500GB 2. WesternDigital (IDE) 400GB And am planning on buying two more drives (unsure of brand yet); 1. (SATA) 500GB 2. (SATA) 500GB I am planning on making the two new drives RAID 0. But I want to keep my other two drives seperate from the RAID setup. In other words, I don't want them in RAID. I only want my new drives in RAID. Please tell me if this is possible (I have an ASUS P5K-E WiFi motherboard). Thanks in advance, Panarchy More about : raid drives raid standalone ghmage November 1, 2008 8:43:11 AM Absolutely. When you configure a RAID array you select which drives to initialize for your new volume(s). Your motherboard internally has "6 x SATA connectors" and an additional " 2 x External SATA", so you are good on interfaces. Source - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=165... Panarchy November 1, 2008 11:02:21 AM Oh cool, thanks. I know this sounds stupid, but is it possible to put DVD (SATA) drives in RAID? (I'm not going to do it, just want to know if it's possible) Related resources SSD Boot Drive and two 1 TB drives in RAID 0 for storage? - Forum Two RAID drives on only two hard disks... - Forum Adding a hard drive while computer has two in raid - Forum Best setup for two hard drives?(other than raid ) - Forum Two 1TB RAID or WD Black 2TB - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jitpublisher a b G Storage November 1, 2008 11:21:06 AM Huh? What reasoning could there possibly be for putting DVD drives into RAID? ghmage November 1, 2008 11:22:25 AM Possible, yes. An example of such a configuration - http://www.priorartdatabase.com/IPCOM/000125930/ Jit - yeah, it kind of made my head hurt thinking about it. bobbknight November 1, 2008 11:30:47 AM ^That is so far beyond what he was asking it's comical^ jitpublisher a b G Storage November 1, 2008 11:31:44 AM Well, yeah now that I think about. I guess that a DVD burner tower that has 7 drives would be a type of RAID setup? I can see the mirroring, but striping would be kind of useless. ghmage November 1, 2008 11:40:44 AM bobbknight said:^That is so far beyond what he was asking it's comical^ Thank you, thank you - I'll be here all week. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum4x Vertex 4 in Raid 0 or standalone ? ForumWhat product can I get to use 4 bays of 3.5" disks two are RAID 1 the other two ForumChanging from two drives in RAID 1 to four drives in RAID 5 ForumP67 Extreme 4 Gen 3, two 3TB drives , can't do RAID 1? ForumIs there any chance that two drives not in raid will be faster Raid 0 ForumChanging Primary Harddisk, two raid 1 backup data drives affected? ForumQuestion about determining/changing RAID status of my two drives Forum320Gx2, one seems okay but the other is failing...? (set to RAID 0) ForumHow to upgrade two raid 0 hard drives ? Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumIntel Solid State Drives ForumCan I Back Up WindowsXP Operating System? ForumTrying to build a new raid array on Gigabyte P35 Ds4 ForumRaid 5 or 6 with new NAS ForumTerabyte Hard Drives More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !