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How do I RAID a Lacie 1TB SSD?


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#1 JonDfox

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:31 PM

Hi everyone!

I have a LaCie 1TB SATA III SSD Thunderbolt Little Big Disk Hard Drive (2 x 512 GB SSD)

Out of the box, it's already set up as a RAID 0 for Mac.

I'm running windows 7 bootcamp and Lacie's drivers didn't work, so I thought I was gonna RAID 0 it myself in Windows Disk Management.

By themselves, I can partition them, getting 2 x 512 GB workable drives.

But I need to convert them from Basic to Dynamic disks to be able to RAID 0 (stripe), and the disk management wont let me.
Getting the error message that "There is not enough space on the disk (s) to bla bla bla".


This external SSD will be used as storage and for FRAPS capture destination etc, but I'm waiting for a PROMISE Pegasus J2 512GB (2 x 256GB) SSD Thunderbolt Hard Drive that I'm going to use as bootdisk for Windows 7 and this worries me that I won't be able to use it.

How do I proceed with this?
Please help!

Best regards
Jonas



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:02 PM

Hi, This may apply to You

 

From Here

 

To change a basic disk into a dynamic disk using the Windows interface

  1. In Disk Management, right-click the basic disk you want to convert.

  2. Click Convert to Dynamic Disk….

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If you do not see this menu item, you might be right-clicking a volume instead of a disk, the disk might have been previously converted to a dynamic disk, or the computer is a portable computer. (Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers, removable disks, detachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfaces, or on disks connected to shared SCSI buses.) In addition, you cannot convert cluster disks connected to shared SCSI or Fibre Channel buses to dynamic disks. The Cluster service supports basic disks only.)

Good Luck

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#3 JonDfox

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

Hi, This may apply to You

 

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To change a basic disk into a dynamic disk using the Windows interface

  1. In Disk Management, right-click the basic disk you want to convert.

  2. Click Convert to Dynamic Disk….

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you do not see this menu item, you might be right-clicking a volume instead of a disk, the disk might have been previously converted to a dynamic disk, or the computer is a portable computer. (Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers, removable disks, detachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfaces, or on disks connected to shared SCSI buses.) In addition, you cannot convert cluster disks connected to shared SCSI or Fibre Channel buses to dynamic disks. The Cluster service supports basic disks only.)

Good Luck

Roger

 

Well thats exacly what I have tried, I have created RAID systems before but the questions remains why I cant do it with my 2 identical 512 GB SDD disks. I'm not completely unexperienced I just don't have enough knowledge to deal with this.

Thanks for the reply tho, but anything I do, and I mean ANYTHING in windows disk management is a lost cause because everytime I get the error message that the disks doesnt have enough memory to compete the process etc.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hi, This may apply to You

 

From Here

 

To change a basic disk into a dynamic disk using the Windows interface

  1. In Disk Management, right-click the basic disk you want to convert.

  2. Click Convert to Dynamic Disk….

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you do not see this menu item, you might be right-clicking a volume instead of a disk, the disk might have been previously converted to a dynamic disk, or the computer is a portable computer. (Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers, removable disks, detachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfaces, or on disks connected to shared SCSI buses.) In addition, you cannot convert cluster disks connected to shared SCSI or Fibre Channel buses to dynamic disks. The Cluster service supports basic disks only.)

Good Luck

Roger

 

And I was chatting to Tier 2 Mac support and Lacie Support and they told me this would work, I'm still waiting for reply from them regarding this problem and I will of course post the solution (if there is one) here when I have worked it out.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:57 AM

SOLVED! Using http://manuals.lacie.com/en/manuals/thunderbolt-pro/windows

Im starting a new thread with some information regarding speedtests result that was, I must say, negatively surprising..






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