Can 1 MB have 2 RAID configurations? Tags: NAS / RAID Motherboards Storage Last response: November 23, 2008 9:46 AM in Storage Share patware November 18, 2008 12:00:48 AM Hi, I'm a newbie.. Can 1 Motherboard + 6 drives (2x 300Gb and 4x 1Tb) be configured with two distinct RAID configurations? Ex: "C:" Mount the OS in RAID 0 and the two Velociraptors for sheer speed. "D:" Mount my personal and work files in RAID 5 and four 1 terabyte drives (whatever make). Can motherboards with RAID controllers support this, or do I have to buy a dedicated RAID controller for the second RAID configuration? I hope to achieve a speedy OS and program files with the RAID 0 and relyability for "Long-lasting" personal and work files with the RAID 5 (and backup, of course). Pat More about : raid configurations chookman November 18, 2008 12:57:00 AM In short yes as long as you have 6 RAID enabled SATA ports on board... typically ICH10R and ICH9R support this. However, i wouldnt be trusting or relying on onboard RAID controller for a RAID5 array that large. 1. Its fake hardware RAID 2. Its slower 3. The support is not as good. Narr November 23, 2008 9:46:11 AM Going to add to Chookman that if you have another option for RAID instead of those two configurations I'd consider it before you go out on it. But if you do have the RAID enabled ports and ICH9R and ICH10R support then go for it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMultiple RAID configurations on a single motherboard? Forum2 X 500GB 16 MB RAID 0 vs 1 X 1 TB 64 MB IDE ForumRAID 5 Configuration writes at 6 to 8 Mb /s ForumMultiple raid configurations on a single set of drives? Forum1 gb vs. 2 gb and 4X512 mb vs. 2X1 gb stick configurations ForumPlease help me decidie between 2 configurations Forum2SATA+1 PATA+Vista=Auto RAID configuration? ForumSuggestion on RAID configuration ForumSetup 1 SSD + 2 HDDs without RAID ForumSSD x 1 + software RAID1 with 2 x 500gb hardware RAID1 ForumMoving ASUS A7V8X RAID(1 ) drive to another MB ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on ForumCan you RAID with SSD and HDD in 1 +0 or 10 configuration ForumThree questions about SSD on raid configurations , help! ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forumonboard raid or separate controller? ForumAdvice on Harddrive set up ForumRAID 5 DISAPPEARED! Please Help! ForumHow do repair Intel Matrix RAID 5 failed config? Help! ForumRaid 0 newbie question More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !