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Combining 2 hard drives into one

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January 18, 2012 12:50:17 PM

i have two 250 GB harddrives. I need to combine them on server 2003 to have a 500 GB partition. Any suggestions please.


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January 18, 2012 12:57:21 PM

2 X 250 GB = RAID 0 stripe with no redundancy. There is no recovery and it's not safe to put mission crit data on the RAID because if one drive fails you lose everything. I run a RAID 0 on my main box, the speed is un-matched and you will show as 500 GB or 465 GB rather. Just remember not save any data on the RAID 0. Good Luck Mate.
January 18, 2012 1:12:09 PM

Like captjack5169 said use RAID 0 to combine the drives into one and also get a performance boost. But beware that if one drive dies ALL of your data is lost.