Raid 0 issues Please Help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tfward, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. tfward macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2008
    So I now have two 640Gb WD in Raid 0 with OSX installed on them and I have 2 74Gb Raptors in Raid 0 that I'm trying to install Vista on via boot camp. However as soon as I open up the boot camp assistant and click continue I get this message

    You cannot partition an external disk drive.

    Restart your computer using your computer's internal startup disk.

    What's causing this and is there a fix?? Thanks in advance. Please I need help fast trying to get my game on tonight and this is holding me up.
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    did you create the RAID in OS X or did you use a RAID card?

    software RAIDs won't work in bootcamp I believe.
  3. mgsarch macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    I never bothered even trying. This has been discussed in several threads (including some I started without searching thoroughly enough).

    You cannot boot Vista from MP software raid. You need a Raid Card. No getting around as far as I know.
  4. mgsarch macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    btw, nice choice of drives :).

    4x WD 640GBs

    2x 640 Raid 1 Boot

    2x 640 Raid 0 Scratch

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