Windows 10: Best Way to RAID 1 Two 500GB SSD's

Discus and support Best Way to RAID 1 Two 500GB SSD's in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I'm trying to setup two 500GB SSD's in a RAID 1 configuration, to be used as storage drives for CAD purposes. Could someone point me in the right... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dbreet, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. dbreet Win User

    Best Way to RAID 1 Two 500GB SSD's


    Hi,

    I'm trying to setup two 500GB SSD's in a RAID 1 configuration, to be used as storage drives for CAD purposes.

    Could someone point me in the right direction as to the best way to set this up?
    Does Windows 10 provide this facility or would be in a BIOS task? Its a Dell T5820 unit.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    dbreet, Nov 20, 2019
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  2. Ethan Z. Win User

    Trouble creating a RAID 1 Array

    Originally, I wanted to create a RAID 1 Array using USB Drives lying around and test it out and see how well RAID 1 works. A message popped up when I clicked on the partition I wanted to mirror and said the operation failed because the Disk Management
    Console is not up to date. It suggested I refresh it, relaunch it, or even restart my computer. I tried all three things, and it still wouldn't let me mirror the partition. Then I realized that maybe Windows won't let me create a RAID 1 Array on USB Drives,
    so I went to the original plan I was going to do and grabbed my 500GB External HDD and my 120GB External SSD (they are both USB 3.0 connected enclosures) and when I tried to mirror a partition on my 500GB HDD using my SSD, it wouldn't let me use the SSD to
    mirror it. So then I tried using my internal windows 10 SSD to mirror my HDD. But, I needed to shrink my main partition on my internal SSD and it wouldn't let me shrink it saying there was a certain amount I could shrink it to, but I could only shrink 135MB
    at max and I have 89.4GB free on that partition. Any suggestions and help would be appreciated (and by the way, if you're wondering why I'm trying to run RAID 1 on an external HDD/SSD is just for testing and more file redundancy and performance).
     
    Ethan Z., Nov 20, 2019
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  3. Steevo Win User
    Is it possible to easily setup Raid-1 on this system ?

    Get the six core CPU's I listed, at 3.3Ghz per core they will more than handle any calculations you throw at them for years to come, and with matching RAM in tri channel you will have a very strong setup.


    My only other suggestion is a full RAID card like the one I listed with SSD's (in RAID 1)for the OS and programs, and then a RAID 5 array for backup and any large files on the board with a offsite final backup
     
    Steevo, Nov 20, 2019
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  4. georgetok Win User

    Best Way to RAID 1 Two 500GB SSD's

    Is it possible to easily setup Raid-1 on this system ?

    Thank you so much.

    Dell system I am buying as a back has Xeon E5645 2.2 GHz & 12 GB ECC RAM

    They don't offer Xeon W3680 that you suggested

    So would that be good enough ?

    Thanks
     
    georgetok, Nov 20, 2019
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