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Which os supports raid level 0

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September 20, 2011 11:31:30 AM

i want to know which os supports which raid levels?

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September 20, 2011 12:17:07 PM

Generally you would use a raid controller to setup raid, and the OS wouldn't actually be aware of the fact that it had a raid set. There are some OS's that support software Raid, but if you have a machine built within the last 4 or 5 year's it probably has a raid controller on it that you should use.
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September 20, 2011 12:57:48 PM

suppose there exists the software raid then there is no need to hardware raid controller.
Then the raid levels we consider depends on the os support
So i want to know which os's supports which raid levels?
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September 20, 2011 1:38:38 PM

Windows 7 includes software driven RAID 0 and 1 (5 will be greyed out and is now only available in windows server 2008). For other RAID configurations you need a 3rd Party App.

Sorry cant speak for Mac OS, don't waste my time with it.

Here is a nice article outlining the performance difference between windows 7 software RAID and a RAID controller set up: http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=429.

Hope that helps.
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September 21, 2011 3:58:35 AM

well this is a useful information.

Thanks for your reply.


But i want to know does windows xp and other os supports any raid levels?
If they supports upto which raid level it is acceptable?

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