Windows Server 2003 Hardware and Software Raid Compatability

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have a Windows 2003 server with a hardware raid 5 partitioned for C (OS and program files) and D (data).  New programs are increasing data far beyond current drives.  I am thinking of adding a pair of 1TB drivers using sofware mirror for data.  

Can hardware raid on one set of disks and software raid on another set of disks operate together?  I'm looking for a concrete answer, not an "I think this work."

Thanks in advance,
Question by:leonvan
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes.  I've set it up.  Software is slower, of course.  But it does work.
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    Are you planning to Expand the Data drive using the additonal drives (using Software Raid)??

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