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How to implement RAID 0 with out erasing the content


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

is it possible to make your computer use two physically different hard drives as one big one?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:45 AM

Are you referring to Raid?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

yea that looks right. is there a way to implement RAID 0 with out erasing the content on ether disk?

Edited by CHansohn, 02 February 2010 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:25 PM

I've never messed with Raid

The only thing I do know is the drives should be the same size
If you use a 80 gig and a 150 gig, the 150 dumbs down to a 80 gig drive. Why waste all that storage?

I'm moving this to Internal Hardware, where you might pick up a few more pair of eyes

Edited by garmanma, 02 February 2010 - 05:36 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:02 PM

so in other words doing this with my 250G and 1T drives won't work? or at least would give me way less space then the 1T alone.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:10 PM

It depends on what you intend to do.

If you read the wiki link previously posted...you will see that there are a number of possibilities.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:59 PM

I tried to have windows 7 implement the RAID but when I try it gives the error "The volume requires contiguous disk extents." any idea what this means?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:41 PM

ok I got it to work. I had to format both drives. then when they are set up as unallocated space chose to create a new spanned volume. thanks for the help guys.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:18 PM

Glad you solve it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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