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Software RAID 1

Discussion in 'Storage' started by vexen, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. vexen

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    Hello, I'd like to set up a software RAID 1. I'm not computer illiterate, I've just never worked with a RAID setup before.

    I have a 1.5TB (about 75% filled) and a 1TB (still not formatted).

    I'd like to run 1TB of RAID 1 and leave the rest as another partition, is this possible?
    Also, do the drives need a fresh format?
    Am I missing anything else?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jetster

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    You need two drive the same size. Or the extra space is wasted. And yes you have to format
     
  3. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Most RAID controllers can do this, performance might take a hit though. Not sure about software/firmware support for these configurations though. Intels Matrix RAID might support such a mode though.
     
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    Install the intel raid matrix storage manager, switch to RAID 1 in BIOS, make sure the OS drive boots as primary for starters.

    No data lost.

    The Intel raid storage manager is easy to understand even for newbies.
     
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    The main word here is software.
    So, if that is what you mean... here is some info.

    Quote from PCWorld article:

    Decent guide over at How-to Geek-->How to Create a Software RAID Array in Windows 7
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