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Can I have a RAID 5 and a seperate individual hard drive to be my c:\?
I'm planning to have the raid setup as my secondary drive and my primary is a individual har drive by itself?
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Hi Pentrix2,

>>Can I have a RAID 5 and a seperate individual hard drive
I'm not sure what you're asking for, you need at least 3 disks for a RAID-5 array, not one.

As an example, you can create a RAID array of three disks, and then split that one up into a C: and a D: partition to have two virtual disks, both with the advantages of RAID-5

Or do you mean you want to have the C: like you have now, just with a single disk, and then add a RAID 5 array for storage.
This is also possible without any problems, just make sure the bios is set not to boot from the array.

Greetings,

LucF
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Yes, the last sentence is what I'm looking for.  This is what I thought as well but wanted to reconfirm my thoughts.

"Or do you mean you want to have the C: like you have now, just with a single disk, and then add a RAID 5 array for storage.
This is also possible without any problems, just make sure the bios is set not to boot from the array."



Thanks LucF!

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Glad to help :)

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