Windows 7 Disk Management Spanned Drives Tags: NAS / RAID Disk Management Storage Last response: April 5, 2012 9:41 PM in Storage Share joshhazel September 5, 2011 1:24:59 AM I have 4 Spanned Drives and another 4 Spanned Drives, both sets of drives are same size. Question 1) I dont suppose there is a way to turn the second set (which would appear as 1 large virtual drive) into a mirrored drive of the other large virtual drive. Unfortunately I would be using RAID-5 right now but my Intel Raid on the mobo only recognizes my 3TB drives as being 750GB and I do not want to buy aftermarket controllers. At this time my only solution is to use a program like Second Copy, which simply reads both drives - compares them then synchronizes them at specific intervals. Question 2) What happens if one of the drives in the spanned set of 4 drives fails? The others can they be read by the computer? More about : windows disk management spanned drives Pilk September 6, 2011 3:09:39 PM This sounds like you should reedo your raid array maybe to Raid 1,0 (10) does your board support this raid configuration, not sure what entails without re doing your raid i would just recommend this. joshhazel April 5, 2012 9:41:54 PM I ended up with a BIOS update not long after that updated the Intel ROM for the ICHR10 RAID controller and now it supports 3TB (yay) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources unreadable spanned dynamic disk Forum Simple, spanned ,striped partition??? Forum Newbiw Question: Spanned drives created in XP not recognised in Win 7 Forum joining 2 hard drives with spanned volume Forum Can I recover data of spanned drives from dead WHS? Forum Removing disk from spanned volume ? Forum Spanned Disk Data loss Forum Windows 7 Disk Management Forum PLEASE HELP! Windows XP: Spanned Image (3 dynamic disks) Forum Spanned HDDs in Win 7 and a Format Forum Spanned Volume & Reformat Question Forum Windows 7 -64 - disk management showing more drives that there are Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum Windows delayed write failed Forum [Solved] Disk problems Forum Single sata output to multi connector hard disk connectivity Forum Disk boot failure insert system disk, and press enter Forum A disk read error occurred press CTRL+ATL+DEL to restart Forum Hitachi Deskstar 3TB 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM Drives? Forum VLC.exe - No Disk Error Message Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !