RAID Volumes questions Tags: NAS / RAID Motherboards Western Digital Storage Last response: December 27, 2009 7:39 PM in Storage Share dextor December 27, 2009 7:32:39 PM Drives in questions are 2x 1TB WD Caviar Blacks. Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A-UD3 I'm a little confused on creating raid volumes, I want to make a RAID 0 array: 1. Should I create 2 raid volumes, first volume say ~200GB for OS + game/app files (to short stroke), second volume for storage (1800GB)? 2. OR should I create one RAID0 volume of all the 2 TB, and when installing Win7 just create 2 partitions, same sized as above? 3. What if I just create a RAID0 volume of 200GB only? Will the remainder 1800GB not get recognized by Win7? If it does get recognized, how will it show up? As two drives? 4. Can a RAID0 volume of 200GB AND a RAID1 volume of 900GB (1800GB/2 since mirrored) be created? If yes does that negate any beneficial effects of short stroking the RAID0? Thanks in advance. More about : raid volumes questions Boxa786 December 27, 2009 7:39:22 PM Do numb 2. What your talking about is partitions, just setup raid for the entire amount of the drives, 2tb. When installing windows, partition as you like. As far as I understand, raid cannot be set on set amounts of the drive, its for the entire hard drive, so in answer to nub 3, you cannot do this. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed advice with RAID and volumes configuration ForumQ: Pro Tools and NFS volumes ForumClone SCSI RAID 5 to expand onto new volume ForumCan't backup volumes mounted to NTFS folder? ForumSATA RAID Controller or HBA: questions and request for recommendations ForumI can only create 2 volumes with RAID 0? ForumICH9R; RAID 5; cannot re-add drive to volume ForumRAID failure question ForumPossible to have multiple RAID 1 volumes on a single disk? ForumRaid 0, can I increase volume size? didnt do it right first time Forum12--16 TB Storage Server - Questions on RAID , hardware, OS ForumClean Vista Install on RAID 5 Volum ForumQuestions many need answered for RAID , Partition, ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumRAID 0 & non-RAID ForumPerformance Difference: Raid 5 Vs Raid 10 Forum[Solved] How many HD RAID disks equals SSD performances ForumIn-game (no load screen) RAID performance. Forum[Solved] Goin from no RAID to RAID 1 ForumUSB Floppy Disk Drive - Store RAID Drivers More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !