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RAID Volumes questions

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Last response: in Storage
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.

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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.