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Topic # 12338 12-Mar-2007 18:14
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Can Vista make a RAID from a bunch of USB Keys?

I don't think XP can do it, but would love to be so wrong.

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  Reply # 63493 12-Mar-2007 18:20
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No.

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  Reply # 63515 13-Mar-2007 02:32
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Why not? Sounds like a great idea to me. How easy is it to do software RAID in Linux? I gotta admit it's out of my league but if it's a fat partition its a fat partition, right?

To my understanding in Winnoze is all you needed to do was upgrade a volume to a dynamic volume or something and you were away?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 63589 13-Mar-2007 15:35
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After googling a bit I see both Apple OS-X and linux can both easly make a bunch of usb keys into a raid drive.

Windows XP Professional Product Documentation states:

Portable computers and removable media. Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers, removable disks, detachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfaces, or on disks connected to shared SCSI buses. If you are using a portable computer and right-click a disk in the graphical or list view in Disk Management, you will not see the option to convert the disk to dynamic.

Still I'll keep on looking for a windows solution or the clouds outside.

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  Reply # 64010 17-Mar-2007 11:11
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Software RAID is Server OS feature, so you would need Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server "Longhorn" etc

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  Reply # 64122 17-Mar-2007 23:41
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I spose they cost more moneyz then ;(

But I mean why on earth would you run a server with a bunch of silly usb flash sticks? It just takes a twit like me to bump it and bring the server down.

Although internal PCI flash drives on the other hand....

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