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Best Partition And Defragmenting Software For RAID System

By yanfriadi
Oct 6, 2005
  1. :knock: :knock: Hi All ! i'am new member here.. I have RAID-O System with two Maxtor 120GB SATA running Windows XP Proffesional SP2. I just wonder if u guys can give opinion about best partitioning and defragmenting software that run best on RAID system.

    Also, i want to ask : if we partitioning our RAID system is that makes them slower?

    Thanx for your opinions guys ! :D :D :D
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    If you have hardware RAID then no program will be aware of it (besides the RAID drivers) and there will be absloutely no difference. You can use any software you like - they all work the same. You do need to have the drivers for RAID available though or the program will not be able to see the logical drives.

    No, partitioning will not make it any slower.
     
  3. yanfriadi

    yanfriadi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many Thanx.. :slurp: :slurp: so you mean my partition magic and defragmenting software like o&o Defragmenting still work well ? or anyone have suggested any defragmenting program that suitable for my RAID-O system..
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Partition magic DOS version will not work unles you arrange yourself a DOS floppy with RAID drivers on it. In Windows it is just fine.
     
  5. goodneit

    goodneit TS Rookie

    Can FDISK (run from a WinME DOS boot disk) be used to partition two hard disks "striped" under RAID 0? My motherboard has an integrated RAID controller chip, does this mean I would have to copy the appropriate driver to the boot disk? If this is do-able, can the partition sizes span disks; for example, if I have two 100 GB disks, can I create separate 150 GB and 50 GB partitions? -- Thanks
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Yes, you will have to copy the DOS RAID driver on the floppy and alter the config.sys file. The instructions should come with the drivers.

    A logical drive from hardware RAID looks just like a normal hard drive to all software. You can partition, slice and dice them just like normal hard disks.
     
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