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Old 07-10-2005, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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right now i have 2 80gb sata hd's (no raid). i'm windering if i can mirror both of them on a 250gb. i'll set up 2 80gb partitions (although each partition would have several partitions within it) for each drive on which to mirror to. now my questions:

1. if i got a hd bigger than 160gb, would i have the remaining hd space, aside from the 160gb mirrors, for more storage?

2. say one of my 80gb hd's off which i boot my pc from fails. will i automatically be able to boot off the correct partition on the other hd?

i have some more, but can't remember them...

i'd probably get a 250gb hd for the mirror.


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Old 07-12-2005, 02:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can only mirror one hard drive to one another hard drive for RAID 1, not 2 to 1 or any combination like that. So basically what you'd have to do to have 160gb of hard drive space on raid 1 is either get 2 160gb hard drives or 4 80 gb hard drives and raid them appropriately.
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