Software Raid in XP

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AznGuru, May 26, 2002.

  1. AznGuru

    AznGuru Guest

    Can anyone tell me if Windows XP supports software raid 5? Thanks.

  2. waddy

    waddy OSNN Senior Addict


    In the Disk Management window, right-click unallocated space on one of the dynamic disks in which you want to create the RAID-5 volume, and then click New Volume .

    In the New Volume Wizard, click Next .

    Click RAID-5 volume , and then click Next .

    Under All available dynamic disks , click the disks in which you want to create the volume, and then click Add .

    Verify that the disks in which you want to create a RAID-5 volume are listed in the Selected dynamic disks box. There must be at least three disks in this list.

    In the Size box, specify the amount of unallocated disk space to use for the volume, and then Next .

    Assign a drive letter or path, and then click Next .

    Specify the formatting options that you want, and then click Next .

    Confirm that the options that you selected are correct, and then click Finish .

    The RAID-5 volume is created, and it appears in the appropriate dynamic disks in the Disk Management window.

    Quit Disk Management .
  3. AznGuru

    AznGuru Guest

    I guess the answer is yes. Thanks waddy.
  4. AznGuru

    AznGuru Guest

    Actually, now that I've actually read it, Raid 5 is not supported in XP. I have to use 2000 Advanced Server to do it....