Norton Parititon Magic 8.0 and RAID 1

By RJ3301
Oct 26, 2006
  1. Can I partition a set of disks using this into additional logical volumes under Windows XP? I am finding information that says you can't parttion a RAID array.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can partition RAID arrays just fine. They would be useless if you couldn't :D

    The problem is with drivers though. If you are going to use the DOS version of PM, then you need DOS drivers for your RAID array. If you have a crappy SATA fakeraid, then there are no such drivers and you can only partition from within Windows.
  3. RJ3301

    RJ3301 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I want to partition through Windows and Dell said it can;t be done. It arrived with a 250gb drive already parititoned into a Dell Utility parittion (FAT), an unallocated one 31 mb, C drive, 59MB extended, D: Back up, CP/M Concurrent DOS, CTOS. I have no idea why this is this way. I just want three more logical drives to be added.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can use Partition Magic (or some other Windows partition utility) no problem. Maybe the Dell person meant software RAID?
  5. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    I partioned my raid drive without any issues
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