Raid software for Windows?


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DevilsPGD

Is there software that create a Raid configuration with 2 IDE HDD drives
without a physical Raid controler?
If there's a free/open-source solution, that would be even better.
From Google I already found this: http://techsoftpl.com/backup/scrnshot.htm
Thanks,
What version of Windows? -- Windows XP can create spanned and/or
striped volumes natively without any additional software required.

Off hand, I think this was first added in Windows 2000, but I don't have
a W2K box around to confirm.
 
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Unknown User

What version of Windows? -- Windows XP can create spanned and/or
striped volumes natively without any additional software required.
Mmmh... I'm using WinXP Pro.
 
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Mike Walsh

WinNT workstation can create software RAID0 (stripe). Other versions of WinNT based OSs can also create software RAID1 (mirror).
The biggest limitation of software RAID is you can't boot or load the OS from it since the RAID array is not created until the OS starts.
 
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Unknown User

The biggest limitation of software RAID is you can't boot or load the OS
from it since the RAID array is not created until the OS starts.
Thanks, actually this would be used for storage with Raid-1.
 
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Sean

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
right click on the disks in the lower right pane and choose "Convert to
Dynamic Disk"

then you can do software raid

i'd read up on this before though, not sure which types of raid are
supported but i do know that dynamic disks are kinda weird, and you can't
convert them back to simple without a reformat.

good luck

sean
 
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