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Can i Raid0+1 in xp?

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I have 4 old 200 gig hds that i dont trust for beans, can i hook that up in a raid0+1 in windows xp via software so i have atleast a somewhat stable storage solution? i don't really care about performance of this.
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post #2 of 17
Err if you have a raid driver for your mb (if it supports raid)
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No, i was planning on doing this via software. Is that not an option? maybe i should just do the raid 5 hack for windows then?
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not sure about the hack, but raid 0 require formatting all the hd's
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not sure about the hack, but raid 0 require formatting all the hd's
I am ok with that. I just need fault tolerance out of the drives.
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post #6 of 17
I believe the ICH7R if you wanted to setup 0+1 would not require formatting the hard drives as long as you use the matrix storage tech from intel.
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post #7 of 17
Why on earth do you want to do it software wise (which sucks) while yuo have a board with an excellent RAID controller??
    
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post #8 of 17
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Why on earth do you want to do it software wise (which sucks) while yuo have a board with an excellent RAID controller??
Because they are pata drives, and i all ready have them. its either that or they go in the trash.
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post #9 of 17
get a PATA to SATA converter. they are about 5-15 bucks a pop
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post #10 of 17
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get a PATA to SATA converter. they are about 5-15 bucks a pop
That sounds expensive, I don't get why everyone is so against a software raid, i mean i don't care about performance, i don't care about the hit on my cpu i just want something that cost 0 dollars and has parity. I guess for testing purposes i enable raid 5 in windows xp and am running a 2x250 and a 500 gig drive and will just see how bad it really is. i will do everything possible to lose my "data" and benchmark it and let you guys know.
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