Raid 'drives' vs. Windows Partitions
Posted on 2004-10-20
Hi, I'm setting up my first sbs 2003 for a small office with a small budget (i.e. limited in the number of physcial drives I can get). I have 3 drives with a raid card configured as raid 5.
Should I use the RAID utility to create the partitions (thinking 30 for OS+, 2 for Exch logs, remainder of about 275GB as big data and apps partition). I'd then install SBS on the 30 GB 'Drive'.
should I create one large raid partition of 320GB, and then during SBS create a 30GB partition on the single 320 GB 'drive'.
Are there advantages of one over the other?
Thanks so much,