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Formatting Drives that are part of RAID

By Nagglfar
Sep 3, 2009
  1. I currently have 3 hard drives, and I have two raid 0 volumes. Since I converted the drives to dynamic on xp pro to do this, 2 of the drives show up as not being formatted. Should I try and format these drives as NTFS if they are currently part of a raid volume?

    This is my disk configuration:
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,522   +336

    Raid-0 is not formatted the same as anything else. When you converted to dynamic,
    you effectively made the two HDs, just one BIGGER drive which is normally formatted.

    The is no performance gain using dynamic disks; they just make more storage space available.
     
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