Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question

Q: Raid configuration for DV

Tags:
  • Multimedia
  • NAS / RAID
  • Configuration
  • Apps
Last response: in Apps General Discussion
November 15, 2002 2:56:00 PM

I have the following setup for home computer that will be used for DV editing using Avid Express DV:

RAID 0 (C-Drive) pair of 80 meg WD drives ATA 133
RAID 0 (single drive)
RAID 0 (single drive)

My mobo resticts RAID to the above so I'm thinking about creating an additional array using XP software. I have the following questions:

(1) Can I create a software-based RAID using my D: and E: drives above if they are already considered "striped" by my mobo?

(2) I have OS and programs on C:, I'm thinking about putting DV output on new RAID (created from D: and E:)  - do I also put Windows swap here?

More about : raid configuration

January 5, 2005 10:44:43 AM

1. No, you can't layer RAID arrays. Either the motherboard manages your RAID, or Win XP manages it. You can't have it both ways.

If Win XP manages the array, Windows ITSELF cannot be on the RAID volume, so you may need a 3rd drive for Windows to boot from. Since this is very messy to configure, you're better off with the motherboard-managed RAID.