Creating A RAID 5 Array
You now must reboot your system. Back in Windows, launch the management console and go to disk management. Here, all disk drives intended to be used in our RAID 5 array need to be converted to dynamic drives. After that, right-clicking one of the drives will open a context menu that allows a new volume to be created:
After modifying the files as shown above, WindowsXP is capable of supporting RAID 5 in software.
We used four Western Digital WD740 Raptor drives for our test array.
The following option windows...
... do not differ whether you create an array or a simple volume.
As soon as Windows finishes creating the array, the RAID 5 will be available under Windows just as any other hard drive. That also include the option to grant individual or group-based permissions and share folders.