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ive never installed windows on raid before and it always took somewhere around 30 minutes for the setup to finish formatting with ntfs. today i decided to do raid and its been formatting for almost two hours now and its only at 71%. its it taking so long because its twice the capacity or what. i would have though that it wouldnt take as long for drives in RAID, is this normal?
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My four drives format as fast as one. What stripe size did you use?
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And what RAID? RAID0 I assume?
    
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64kb. Ive never done raid before and i was doing it on my dads dell and he wanted to me call tech support to get help doing it. the dell guy i talked to had no idea what the hell he was doing and it took like an hour and a half just to get to the part where it formats. He didnt know what the stripe size meant and told me to leave it at 128kb but i knew the norm is usually 64 so i changed it to that. Its possible he might have told me to do something that screwed something, i hate dells.

oh yea RAID0 sorry
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post #5 of 5
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well it got to 100% but nothing has happened for 45 minutes. i guess ill just undo the raid setup, wipe both of the drives, and set it up like normal. so much for raid on a dell
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