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Windows 7: Setting up Raid 0

20 Jan 2011   #1
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Setting up Raid 0

Hey

I'm looking to possibly setup Raid 0, using Asus Drive Xpert. I have a 750GB and my second hard drive is 1TB. Will I lose some memory off the 750GB drive?

Cheers


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20 Jan 2011   #2
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No. You will not lose any STORAGE capacity on the 750. You WILL lose some from the 1TB.

Your total volume size will max at 1.5TB (750x2) for a working total of 1.36 TB.
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20 Jan 2011   #3
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Ok so essentially that 1.36TB acts as 1 hard drive?
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20 Jan 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beagrie07 View Post
Ok so essentially that 1.36TB acts as 1 hard drive?

Nope would be one 750.
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20 Jan 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Correct for Raid0, but be aware that you lose all data when you lose only one of the drives. And in case this is supposed to be an OS partition drive, you have to reinstall the OS.
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20 Jan 2011   #6
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I see, thank you for your replies, its much appreciated
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20 Jan 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beagrie07 View Post
Ok so essentially that 1.36TB acts as 1 hard drive?

Nope would be one 750.
Are you not thinking of mirrored Raid1?
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26 Jan 2011   #8
gruffogre

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beagrie07 View Post
Ok so essentially that 1.36TB acts as 1 hard drive?

Nope would be one 750.
Nope that would be 1TB + 750MB. Ideally a stripe set would use identically sized drives though.
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