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RAID vs. Mirror, EMERGENCY

By MISHA8725
May 2, 2007
  1. I am not a hardware person at all. I have a pretty good hardware problem. Can someone please explain the best and most practical way of handling this situation. I want to do either a RAID or a mirror array. But it needs to be software managed, it's not going to be a hardware set up. I have two hard drives but they are not the same size. Is there a way to set this up virtually? If anyone has any input at all feel free to post. This is under a time constraint so the faster the better! Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, you can use different hard drives no problem. The size of the smallest one will define the size of the array. As for how to set it up.. Just google for your specific OS. Like "windows raid".
     
  3. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    it's going to be windows server 2003 sp2. so i can put both hard drives in, initialize and format them. then where do i set it up as an array? I'm a hardware dunce. please go into detail if you have the time. thanks!
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes. Go to www.google.com. In the search box type three words: windows 2003 raid. Click on the first link. :rolleyes:
     
  5. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    that's cool. thanks. this can be closed now.
     
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