Want to combine 2 drives as 1.5T and add another 1.5T Raid1 Possible?

By gexamb ยท 6 replies
Oct 14, 2009
  1. Hey guys, i am taking a long shot here but I was wondering what your opinions are regarding my planned project.

    I have a 1 T drive and a 500GB drive. The 1 T is WD Caviar Black and the 500Gb is a Seagate Barracuda. I was wondering if it is possible to combine the 1 T and 500GB drives as one. That would give me 1.5 T and I can buy another 1.5T drive and put them in a raid 1 setup. is this possible?

    I want more storage space and 1 T is not enough I dont want to buy 2 1.5T drives if I can buy only one. This is will only be strictly for storage and I am planning on getting an OCZ Vertex 60Gb SSD for my OS drive.

    So is it possible to combine 2 drives as 1 and add another one for raid 1?

    500GB + 1 T = 1.5T
    Buy 1 more 1.5T= 1.5T
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +457

    I don't think you can do that - Adding the 1TB to the .5TB isn't difficult - that's JBOD. JBOD isn't even really RAID - it stands for Just a Bunch Of Disks. I don't think you can take JBOD and mix it in with RAID 0 - in fact, I'm not sure if you can even nest JBOD.
  3. gexamb

    gexamb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    crap, is that the final answer?
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    It can be done... if your hard ware has the space, the cooling systems, and the power supply.
  5. gexamb

    gexamb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    check, check, and check. but how?
  6. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Physically impossible because you have 2 physical drives to begin with.
  7. gexamb

    gexamb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    what do you mean by that? essentially there will be 3 drives. 2 acting as 1 and another 1 together in raid 1.
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