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Windows 7: Compatibility of RAID 1 with Windows 7 Ultimate

11 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business
Compatibility of RAID 1 with Windows 7 Ultimate

I am having to do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and would like to implement RAID 1 for data duplication afterwards. My CompTIA A+ textbook says RAID 1 is supported only by server OSs such as Windows Server 2003 and I wonder if Windows 7 Ultimate would support RAID 1. I am looking forward to receiving any advice.



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11 Oct 2009   #2

Windows Vista Home Premium -> Windows 7 Home Premium

RAID is available as a built-in function of many motherboards SATA controllers. Also there are add-in cards for your PCI and PCI-E slots that can perform RAID functions.

So any OS that can run on these motherboards or can support these add-in cards can
be set up for RAID if they have the drivers available for that OS.
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Agree I have found at least 6 ref's to support it
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11 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP


I run RAID1 on my Network Attached Storage device (Netgear DNS-323) and I've also got RAID 1 working on the wife's XP file server at work (with a Highpoint RAID card).

I run RAID 5 on my Win7 Ultimate x64 desktop with a Highpoint RAID card also.
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 Compatibility of RAID 1 with Windows 7 Ultimate

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