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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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... | Report abuse 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) | Report abuse jitpublisher Storage Authority November 1, 2008 11:21:06 AM Huh? What reasoning could there possibly be for putting DVD drives into RAID? | Report abuse Related ressources 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 Ask the community Publish 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. | Report abuse bobbknight November 1, 2008 11:30:47 AM ^That is so far beyond what he was asking it's comical^ | Report abuse jitpublisher Storage Authority 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>RAID - Can I have two drives in RAID, and the other two standalone?> Related ressources: 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 !