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000Hedgehog000

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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.
 

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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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