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Partitioning my HDD

By ADELBURN
Jul 3, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I am looking a building my 1st computer and at the same time play around with RAID arrays. But I am a bit wary of buying 2-4 drives for this.

    So my question is, would it be possible to partition 1 hard drive into say 4 seperate logical drives and have a mirror of 2 drives in RAID 0 on 1 drive?????

    I'm not entirely sure if that makes sense, but if it does please advise if it is possible.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    RAID, by definition, means several hard drives.

    You can have software RAID on two partitions of the same drive, but AFAIK Windows does not allow this. Feel free to do this kind of crazy stuff in better operating systems :)
     
  3. ADELBURN

    ADELBURN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers Nodsu,

    I suppose I could buy 2 HDD and run different OS on them and then try it but kinda defeats the object, might aswell just run the 2 HDD in RAID 0

    I should stop being such a cheapskate and buy the 2nd HDD for £40
     
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