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Can the system disk be RAID 0? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know that the minimum HDD size for the system disk is 80GB.

    I would like to try out the software, but am not currently able to do so because the largest spare HDD I have available is 60GB.  I have a Promise IDE controller card and two of the aforementioned 60GB drives.  I have used the controller and those drives in the past for an XP install on a RAID 0 array.

    Is is possible to set up the same array for the system disk for WHS?

    I need to know because it's essentially the only way i'm going to get the chance to try out the OS before any potential purchase.
    Friday, June 27, 2008 10:46 PM

Answers

  • Windows Home Server installed on hardware with RAID is an unsupported scenario. It will probably work fine, however, assuming you're technically knowledgeable enough to configure the array in the first place.

    Please realize, though, that a RAID 0 array (stripe set) should only be used to store data that you can afford to lose at any moment. It has no redundancy, and has a MTTF that is lower than any of the drives in the array.
    Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:35 PM
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