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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 000Hedgehog000, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. 000Hedgehog000

    000Hedgehog000 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have two Western Digital Velociraptor Hard Drives, one 300GB and the other 150GB both 10K RPM. Can I use this two drives in RAID even if one is 300 GB and the other 150GB ?? Thanks
     
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    You can, but you'll limit the usable size to the size of smaller of the two drives so you'd lose 150GB of usable capacity; 150GB total for RAID-1, or 300GB total for RAID-0.
     
  3. 000Hedgehog000

    000Hedgehog000 Thread Starter

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    Thank for your reply.
     
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    Ummm...

    OP didn't specify operating system, and I confess to not being up on Windows RAID.

    However, using the software RAID package provided with Linux, you can make specific partitions part of a RAID, while other partitions do not participate. This allows you to partition drives of different sizes and use same-size partitions on multiple drives for the RAID.
     
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