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Can i create a raid 5 volume in windows 7

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March 6, 2010 1:25:30 AM

i have three (3) 500gb drives that i'd like to create a raid-5 set for. i'm not using a raid controller, i want to have windows create the set for me, but when i try to create the set in drive manager, the 'create raid 5 volume' is greyed out. drive manager sees all 3 drives, and will let me create a striped set w/ all 3, but i can't seem to create the raid 5 set.

i also tried through diskpart, and got the message that it wasn;t available w/ my version of windows (windows 7 ultimate - 64 bit).

any thoughts or hints would be appreciated.

thanks.
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March 6, 2010 2:56:34 PM

maybe the fact that you do not have raid support on the motherboard is the problem, when you post problems you should give all pertinent infomation, it helps
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