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 SolvedCan 1 or 2 x SSD's be set to 2,3, or 4 partitions to benefit from any raid array configuration ? ( ie: RAID 0,1,2,3,4,5,10 ? Forum 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 Solvedcan i run monitors of at 2 cards at the same time? Forum How to run 2 different networks at a same time..?? Forum SolvedCan i run a 5ms monitor and a 2 ms one alt the same time, and not notice any difference? Forum SolvedAny Z97 motherboards with 2x PCI x8 and 1x PCI x4 running at the same time Forum SolvedExisting installation vs new running at same time on 2 hard drives Forum SolvedBuild for running convertxtodvd x 2 + watching mkv at same time 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 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 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !