RAID question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Verix, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Verix macrumors regular

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    Hi guys

    I'm about to buy a Mac Mini Server 2010. With this machine, I'm mostly going to boot windows with boot camp.

    What I'm wondering, is whether it's possible to:
    -Format the second 500GB drive to NTFS (3d party program)
    -Install Windows on the first 500GB drive, make the MAC partition as small as possible
    -Put the two NTFS partitions in software RAID with the windows disk management tool
    -Boot windows from this newly created dynamic drive

    Thanks in advance !!
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Why the Mac partition at all? If you really want Mac OS for occasional use, install it on an external drive (USB or Firewire).

    The RAID thing you will probably have to ask on a Windows board.
     
  3. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Software RAID doesn't work with Windows/NTFS.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yes it does. You can RAID NTFS volumes in Windows.
     
  5. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

    lemonade-maker

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    Apple Software RAID doesn't work for Windows.
     
  6. Verix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not a bad idea man, thanks :)
     

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