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 SolvedASUS P8Z77-V PRO: Two RAID Volumes Possible? Forum Raid 5 and Partioning / Volumes for Network shares (Thecus N16000PRO NAS) Forum 2 volumes on RAID or 1 on RAID and 2 partitions in windows Forum Should I go with Raid 0 or Single Volumes (SATA II)? Forum ASUS P8Z68 (Z68) RAID Issue (SSD on OS, HDD's as Media Volumes) NO SRT Forum Possible to have multiple RAID 1 volumes on a single disk? Forum I can only create 2 volumes with RAID0? Forum Need advice with RAID and volumes configuration Forum Creating disk images from RAID volumes Forum RAID config with simple volumes Forum SolvedRaid 1 Volume Gone after bios update, Forum SolvedRAID 10 Volume Failed but only One drive has an error Forum SolvedInstalling a RAID volume post OS installation (whilst keeping the OS on a single SSD)? Forum SolvedRaid 1 Questions Forum SolvedRAID 1+0 Volume suddenly not assigned anymore Forum SolvedRaid volume disappears on RocketRaid 2720 until reboot then is back with all shares gone, drive letter changed etc. Forum SolvedMobo Migration, RAID rebuild questions Forum Solvedwindows cannot install windows on my raid volume. windows install sees the volume but won't go any further! I have an asus z87 Forum SolvedWindows 2008 Server internal RAID6 Volume going offline during data restore Forum SolvedRAID 0 questions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !