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I plan to get two 36GB ADFD Raptors to put in RAID for my OS. Is there a way to do RAID 0+1 or something similar with only two drives? Maybe partition each drive, and mirror what's on the first partition of the first drive, onto the second partition of the second drive, and the first partition of the second drive onto the second partition of the first drive? I want to do this to make sure that my OS can still load if one fails.

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No, you can create a raid 0 on the 2 drives and then create 2 partitions and setup a raid 1 within windows but if one drive fails you loose 1/2 of the main partition and 1/2 of the mirror partition therefore you would still lose all your data. You need at least 4 hard drive to do Raid 10. If you get a larger 3rd hard drive you can use a program like Acronis or Ghost to backup your system and it would be quicker to restore from the backup then it would be to recreate the bad drive.

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