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Ive created a raided strip boot drive. Can I up from 32 to 60k without reinstalling windows? Also should I have one drive as primairy and the other as extended? Also If in the disk management shows one drive as un partitioned should I format even though its been through raid setup?

This is a in-motherboard Nvidia raid setup My mobo is a
ASUS K8N-E(old...I know)
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Ive created a raided strip boot drive. Can I up from 32 to 60k without reinstalling windows?
This requires rebuilding the RAID array. Thus, nope!

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Also should I have one drive as primairy and the other as extended?
One you have a RAID array, (assuming RAID0), the drives act as one large drive, which can be partitioned as you like. I generally create one primary partition and one extended partition with a bunch of logical drives.

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Also If in the disk management shows one drive as un partitioned should I format even though its been through raid setup?
If you have unpartitioned space, you can simply partition it, and format it.

In general, when yuo combine two drives in a RAID0 array, it acts as one large volume. You can treat it as one large drive, create partitions as you like, regardless of the sizes of the underlying real hard disks.
    
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also why does it show 2 hard drives in my computer?
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also why does it show 2 hard drives in my computer?

either you have another drive besides the 2 in your RAID array, or you created a partition.

I have 3 hard drives total:

2 wd 74gb raptors in RAID 0 and no partition so they show as one 138gb drive. if I wanted to divide that into partitions I could have say a 38gb partition and a 100gb partition... they would show up as separated hdds in windows

I also have a 250gb drive for data/backup. same thing goes.


However, in my HTPC there are 2 hdds but windows shows 3 and here's why:
Originally there was only 1 drive and I partitioned it for a windows partition and a data partition.
When I added another drive for more data space I didn't reformat so the first hdd still shows up as 2

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2 wd 74gb raptors in RAID 0 and no partition so they show as one 138gb drive.
Does it show up as as 1 drive in the disk management section or in my computer when you double click on it?

Also I only have 2 harddrives. At the begining, when I first raided windows my e drive showed up as unpartitioned. Ived just formated it as an extended partition, should this improve performance?

Also I have my cd drive included in my raid setup, is this good or bad?

Can I disable the message saying press F10 for raid utilities? (Im Impatient )
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