RAID vs. Mirror, and how-to

By MISHA8725
May 8, 2007
  1. I have a 500 GB hard drive and a 250 GB hard drive. I want some kind of redundancy to be setup with them. I have both drives up and recognized through disk management. I don't have a RAID controller card or anything of the sort to do it hardware wise. Is there something that I can do inside of windows server 2003 to make them mirrored or something to the effect that if one goes down I can rebuild it. I also know that it can only be as large as the smalled HD. So it's going to be limited to 250 GB. And the last part is if I partition part of the 500 GB hard drive off can I still use the other half.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Sure, you just Read The Friendly Manual about how to set up software RAID in Windows.

    No, AFAIK Windows software RAID does not support mixing drives and partitions.
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