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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Implementing RAID on Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 supports disk mirroring, disk striping, and disk striping with parity. Implementing these RAID techniques is discussed in the sections that follow.

Caution

Some operating systems, such as MS-DOS, don’t support RAID. If you dual boot your system to one of these noncompliant operating systems, your RAID-configured drives will be unusable.

Implementing RAID 0: Disk Striping

RAID level 0 is disk striping. With disk striping, two or more volumes—each on a separate drive—are configured as a striped set. Data written to the striped set is broken into blocks called stripes. These stripes are written sequentially to all drives in the striped set. You can place volumes for a striped set on up to 32 ...

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