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Raid 250gb with 500 gb

by Petitjean Gilles / December 12, 2015 2:12 PM PST

I have a 500 gigs ssd in my computer, and a similar one , but 250 gigs.
Is it possible partition my 500 gigs ssd in two 250 gigs ones, and raid 0 one of them with the other 250 gigs ssd?
so i could get a 500 gigs faster ssd, and a 250 normal one

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Have to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2015 2:31 PM PST
In reply to: Raid 250gb with 500 gb

If you look around the standards ask for 2 of the same size drives but if you insist some will do that and waste space. This might be "unacceptable" to new RAID users. That is if you RAID 0 a 500 and 250GB set of drives the result is a 250GB RAID 0 drive. Where did the other 250GB go? It's still there but not usable.

RAID would not apply to half a 500GB drive and not the other half. It's all of nothing.

Now you may find some roundabout off the beaten trail way, but those that go down that road are often upset at how lonely it gets.

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so technically yes, but no?
by Petitjean Gilles / December 12, 2015 3:12 PM PST
In reply to: Have to write no.

so it is possible, but not recomended? like it's not safe or really hard and could damage/break your drives?

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What you asked is not possible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2015 3:39 PM PST

That is to take your 250GB partition and RAID just that. There may be a long way to get there but it's the entire drive to RAID then partition and well, you lose half the space on one drive, and any workaround leaves you on your own. I have yet to see anyone write how or offer how to do it other than the way that RAID is normally done.

But why do this? SSD is pretty fast already.

Post was last edited on December 12, 2015 4:19 PM PST

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by Mighty_Miro_WD Western Digital staff / December 15, 2015 2:28 AM PST
In reply to: Raid 250gb with 500 gb

Hey @Petitjean Gilles!

You cannot setup a RAID 0 with a partition of a drive and another unit, but you have to set them up together instead, which will result in creating a 500GB array. So instead of this I personally would use both drive as two separate units.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Cheers! Happy

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