Re: RAID 5 Partitions

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:24:18 -0700

Paul Sheahan wrote:
> I haven't seen or heard of an NT bootable RAID5 system. But if it can be
> done as Tangent says, you can use NTFS or FAT. Use FAT only if you are dual
> booting another OS that can't support NTFS. Otherwise, always use NTFS as it
> provides better performance than FAT on any drives over 400 meg, among all
> of the other security features.

All hardware RAID systems make the RAID drives appear to the OS
however the RAID is configured. Therefore, you can configure a RAID5
set with 3 drives (a total of 18gb) to apear as a single 18gb
hard drive to NT. NT just uses it likes its an 18gb drive.

Software RAID5 is much different and probably what you are thinking

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