Solved Can I run 2 RAID arrays at the same time without separate partitions? Tags: NAS / RAID Storage Product Last response: February 3, 2013 10:29 PM in Storage Share shuasgusdfal February 3, 2013 9:08:00 PM I want to get 2 Samsung 840 SSD drives which I would use for my operating system and music, and I want to get 2 Western Digital Black HDD for other storage of movies, games etc. I would use RAID 0 for both, would that work? Also my motherboard only has 2 SATA 6gbps ports, is there a RAID controller I could purchase to have 4? Sorry I'm a rookie, go ahead and call me stupid as long as you tell me why. More about : run raid arrays time separate partitions Best solution Soda-88 a b G Storage February 3, 2013 9:19:30 PM Each RAID requires its own partition, so you'll have at least 2, 1 for SSD RAID and 1 for HDD RAID. You don't need SATA3 bandwidth (6Gbps) for your HDDs so don't bother with separate controller. Share shuasgusdfal February 3, 2013 9:23:14 PM With 2 partitions would I still be able to easily access my HDDs? I was under the impression each partition needed its own operating system. m 0 l Related resources Can you run 2 RAID arrays at the same time? - Forum Can you split raid 0 arrays into separate partitions - Forum Having 2 partitions with different RAID on the same array - Forum Can you have two raid 0 arrays at the same time - Forum 2 Separate raid 0 arrays with SSD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Soda-88 a b G Storage February 3, 2013 9:57:14 PM You've been misinformed. It's going to be easily accessible from within 1 OS. Here's an example from my PC: http://i.imgur.com/qsX5V9a.png m 0 l shuasgusdfal February 3, 2013 10:29:02 PM Wow that's a nice setup you've got there, well thank you for your help clearing things up. m 0 l shuasgusdfal February 3, 2013 10:29:25 PM Best answer selected by shuasgusdfal. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to open 2 separate Yahoo email accounts at the same time in Firefo Forum Solved2 SSD's One Partition? Without Raid 0 Forum 2 xp installed on same drive but separate partition, possible? Forum SolvedAny Z97 motherboards with 2x PCI x8 and 1x PCI x4 running at the same time Forum Solvedcan i run monitors of at 2 cards at the same time? Forum SolvedCan i run a 5ms monitor and a 2 ms one alt the same time, and not notice any difference? Forum SolvedExisting installation vs new running at same time on 2 hard drives Forum I need to take change one storage drive to 3 and install RAID 5 without having to touch my OS drive (it is a 2nd drive running Forum SolvedBuild for running convertxtodvd x 2 + watching mkv at same time Forum Can I run 2 raid controller in the same box Forum Can i run ddr2 and ddr3 memory at the same time? Forum Should I run 2 HDDs separately or in RAID 0? Forum Can you run PCI and PCIe 2.0 x16 video cards at the same time Forum I have ddr2 800 can i also run ddr2 1066 at the same time Forum Can I run 2 Sli's at same time Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !