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How do I set up a  RAID1 array on PC with XP Pro

Posted on 2008-10-04
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I have an HP XW6400 w/ 2 500G SATA HDs.
Both are plugged and spinning
Only 1 HD shows up in Disk Management.
OS & Aps are installed.
Can I safely arrange a RAID1 array at this point ?

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by:jjmontc
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Can anyone addres this question
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Lee W, MVP earned 125 total points
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It sounds like you are already using hardware RAID.  With a hardware RAID, Disk Management will only show one drive
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Agreed - while XP can support software RAID1, if the PC has a RAID controller, then its best to use hardware RAID.
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It is able to do software raid 0. Raid 1 only if you illegally patch system files.
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by:bertgeysels
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The HP XW6400 has an intergrated SATA raid controller.
It looks like there is already a hardware RAID. Normally Just check the size of the disk showing in disk management. If the size is 1000GB, then you have RAID 0. If one disk fails, you loose everything on the disks. If the size is 500 GB, then you have RAID 1 and you are protected against a harddisk failure.
During the boot, you should see the option to configure/view the RAID controller.
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