Creating a local mirrored volume on XP Pro
Posted on 2004-11-18
As a threshhold matter, is it possible to create a RAID-1 array in Windows-XP Pro? At one point, when I first installed a second HD I was asked the question, but I was not interested at the time and cannot recreate the prompt.
If it is possible, I have 2 scenarios I would like to consider and I would love instructions or a resource on how to go about doing it. All I can find in the MS knowledge base suggests that I can only mirror to a remote server, but I don't know why my MB would have the capability if that were true. Anyway, here are the scenarios:
I have 2 Western Digital 7200 rpm drives, one 160 and one 80 gig. I have the 160 gig drive partitioned into 2 80 gig partitions. Can I mirror one partition onto the other physical drive (not the other partition on that drive, I know that isn't doable).
I have the 160 gig drive partitioned into 3 partitions, and 80 and 2 40s. Can I mirror both of the 40s to the second physical drive?
Thank you for your help.