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Windows 7: Raid 0

19 Jun 2010   #1
revolvrocelot

Windows 7
 
 
Raid 0

So I have a 1.5 TB and a 1 TB HD both just converted to GPT. When I create my RAID 0 it says maximum size 2 TB. Am I doing someting wrong here? Any help would be appreciated.

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19 Jun 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, you're not doing anything wrong. The maximum RAID size will be the size of the smaller drive doubled. So by using the 1.5TB drive in the array, you're going to lose out, as you've already seen, on using 500GB of space.

Another example: You have a 1TB drive and a 320GB drive you want to RAID 0, you will have an array in the size of 640GB.
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19 Jun 2010   #3
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Really, there's no point in using a RAID 0 configuration since if one drive goes bad, all of your data is gone. When using most forms of RAID, it's better to have drives of the same capacity.
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19 Jun 2010   #4
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Really, there's no point in using a RAID 0 configuration since if one drive goes bad, all of your data is gone. When using most forms of RAID, it's better to have drives of the same capacity.
Also, this -- very important if you were planning to use this array as your system drive. As Product FRED stated, one drive goes, your system installation and all data is gone.
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19 Jun 2010   #5
revolvrocelot

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you guys. I really appreciate it.

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19 Jun 2010   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Really, there's no point in using a RAID 0 configuration since if one drive goes bad, all of your data is gone. When using most forms of RAID, it's better to have drives of the same capacity.
Also, this -- very important if you were planning to use this array as your system drive. As Product FRED stated, one drive goes, your system installation and all data is gone.
If the RAID array is GPT (as stated by revolvrocelot), it's probably not a system drive, unless the motherboard has EFI rather than a traditional BIOS. (EFI is rare, outside of Intel Macs.)
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