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Creating a partition on RAID0

By xBones85x
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. I currentley have 2 300gb HDs set up in a RAID0 configeration on my Dell XPS420 running Windows Vista 32bit. i would like to create 2 partitions, one for the OS and one for my Music and Videos.

    does anyone have a step by step guide/tutorial on how i can do this?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    not a good idea - - raid0 is fragile as-is.

    The right sequence is
    1. start over
    2. do the partitioning of the physical drive(s)
    3. then initialize the raid-x on the appropriate partitions of your choice
    4. format the remaining non-raid partitions
    5. now load your data
    On (3), make sure you use one partition per physical drive and don't allow the raid-x to be only one one HD - - kind of silly isn't it!
     
  3. xBones85x

    xBones85x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Would you advise against setting the hard drives in Raid 0. If so how would I change it back to to individual drives. One for the OS and one for personal files.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    Even Microsoft recommends against RAID-X for the boot drive.
    Sadly, breaking a raid-0 into two separate HDs will require a reformat of both :(

    If you get a full backup before you reformat, at least you can recover the user files
     
  5. xBones85x

    xBones85x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i do a full back up?
     

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