Yesterday I set up a RAID 0 array w/ 2 of the Western Digital 80 Gig Hard drives w/ 8 MB cache.. my first raid ever.
All was well when I finally got windows installed, and I had to install it again after I copied files I had on my old hard drive to the new raid, so that I could format the old one instead of having partitions on it.
ANYWAY... Today I was copying files back FROM my RAID0 Drives onto my old hard disk (primary master)
and after I'm all said and done, I'm missing a lot of gigabytes
For instance, my G partition is about 55 gigs in size, it reports 32.2 GB free, but I'm only using up about 3.5 gigs
This happened to my H drive as well, and to a lesser extent my C and D Drives (Windows is on the D Drive, C is my old hard disk)
What is eating up my space and how do I get it back
Also, I'm using a KR7A-Raid, and my other hard disk is a 60 gig IBM 7200 rpm.
Win XP home
Athlon xp 1800
I tried to use norton disk doctor but it did nothing.
They are in a RAID 0 Array
I just tested cutting a file from C (the primary hard drive on the IDE) to my D Drive on the RAID, and it cut the file, but I didn't get any space back, and it did take up space on my RAID
I tried copying it back, but it just ate more space
No idea what you are up to. Why do you have your old drive (now non-boot volume) as C and not your RAID setup? Anyway, that means NTDETECT and BOOT.INI now end up on C and your system on D (assuming you are using WinXP or 2K).
All was well when I finally got windows installed..
and I had to install it again after I copied files I had on my old hard drive to the new raid , so that I could format the old one instead of having partitions on it.
Not sure what you are doing here. You had to install windows again? Because you formated C and then WinXP wouldn't boot I guess - NTDETECT not found
Tja ,anyway, what stripe size did you put on your RAID0? If your stripe size is large then RAID0 will take up more space, the larger the stripe size, the better the performance, and the more space small files consume. How many partitions did you create anyway? Did you format them in NTFS? If you used a large block size that will also take more room. Did you previously use a NTFS compressed partition?