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Raid with 2 different size disks?

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August 19, 2010 12:19:51 PM

i was wondering if there is a way to have a 1tb and a 500gb in raid0, ie. only 500 gb of the 1st disk will be a part of the raid, but still get to use the remaining 500 gb, atleast at normal speeds( not as high as the speed of the portion thats in raid)?

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a b G Storage
August 19, 2010 1:15:39 PM

Whether you can use the extra storage would probably depend on your controller. For pure windows/software raid, I think it's possible, hardware raid less likely, but check your documentation.

You would affect the speed of the raid 0 though, because if the non-raid part of the 1tb was being used, it would delay access of the raid partition, and negate some of the benefits of the raid 0 array.