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hardware raid and win 2k profesional

By matt5968 ·
I have a hardware ide raid controller. It supports raid 0 and 1. If I set up the raid for mirroring can I then install win 2k professional and use the hardware raid mirroring even though win 2k dose not support mirroring.. thanks

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by ins413 In reply to hardware raid and win 2k ...

You're comparing apples to oranges. It is true that W2K Pro does not support a software RAID level 1. But that only refers to software raid 1. Hardware RAID levels are a totally,(but better) different animals. Hardware takes away the power from the OS and gives it to the hardware itself at a lower level. AS long as you have a hardware RAID level, you can RAID 1 (or RAID 5) with any OS. That's the glory of having a Hardware Raid controller. Hope this explains???

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by matt5968 In reply to hardware raid and win 2k ...

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by JimBb In reply to hardware raid and win 2k ...

Just to add to this: A RAID controller shows "a disk" to the Operating System. How that disk is combined of seperate small disks, how the fault tolerance is done (or not) is really no concern of the OS. The RAID controller handles that completely.
The OS (any OS) just sees a disk, and uses it as if it was a single disk.

Jim

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by adeal In reply to hardware raid and win 2k ...

What you are asking works perfectly fine. I have the same setup on a home machine. There is one Microsoft article you might be interested in reading, referring to what happens when a drive fails and the mirror is "broken". It is knowledgebase article Q249321.

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