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Partitioning RAID 5

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I'm considering putting 8 500GB (or 250GB) drives into RAID 5.  Can these drives be partitioned so that even though the whole set is RAID 5, windows will see them as C and D (or more)?  A logical drive within the set, if that makes more sense.
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Yes.  RAID is transparent to the OS when handled by the RAID enabled controller.  
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Not a problem.  IF YOU USE HARDWARE RAID.  Software RAID can do it it but you would use portions of each disk as opposed to the entire disk in a RAID 5 ( you could end up having several RAID 5 volumes on one set of disks in a software RAID).  Keep in mind Software RAID is a performance hit, hardware RAID will usually increase performance, in some respects.
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