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Have two partitions in RAID1

The answers are unclear wherever I look. I have two 2TB drives for a RAID1 and I want to mirror them while having two partitions on the drives. One partition will be 100GB and contain programs, the ...
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check physical contents of hard disk connected in software Raid 1 / Windows 7

I have two 500GB hard disks configured in raid 1 (mirroring) on Windows 7. It is being labelled as 'Healthy' in Windows. As you know, these are accessed as one partition of 500GB. Is there any tool ...
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Continious mirroring of the whole notebook hard drive into a file on the exernal usb hard drive in Ubuntu Linux

What I need to have continious mirroring of the whole notebook hard drive into a file on the exernal usb hard drive. Sometimes the external drive could be unplugged. I'm running Ubuntu Linux.
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Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?

I only have Windows 7 Home Premium, not Professional, so the mirroring option isn't available in Computer Management. Are there any good alternatives? It's possible RAID 1 is overkill for what I'm ...
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Firmware vs OS RAID (aka Windows 8 Disk Mirroring vs Intel Onboard)

So Windows 8 is out and I have a new motherboard. I wish to create a RAID 1 coupling between two HDDs -- for storage purposes only (my OS is on an SSD) -- but I don't know which is the best route to ...
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My existing external RAID 1 will not show on my new motherboard

I had two identical (external) WD 1Tb HDD that I set up in RAID 1 NOT through BIOS. I forgot how I did it (just followed some instructions online how to do it through Disk Management). But the RAID ...
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What triggers a RAID 1 mirror rebuild on a Lacie 2 Big USB3?

I have a RAID 1 mirror on a Lacie 2 Big USB3. When I break the mirror by pulling out one drive, keep making changes on the remaining drive and finally put the first one back in, the drives stay ...
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How do I break a failed software RAID1(mirror) in Windows 7 without wiping data on the mirror HDD?

In Windows 7 I have created a software RAID1 array that has failed(failed redundancy) due to some weak sectors on one of the HDDs. I want to be able to reactivate the mirror HDD as a separate ...
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Dual-booting RAID 1

I have three drives: two 1TB hard disks, one 120GB SSD. I want to install Ubuntu (preferably, but justified alternatives are fine) and Windows 7 on the SSD, and have them both read from the other two ...
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Why does my simple Raid 1 backup storage perform really slow sometimes?

I bought 2x Samsung F3 EcoGreen 2TB hard disks to make a backup storage. I put them in Raid 1 (mirror) mode. Made a single partition and formatted it to NTFS, running Windows 7. For some reason, ...
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What versions of Windows support built-in disk mirroring?

I know that some editions of Windows has built-in support for disk mirroring. But on my computer with Windows Vista, I can't find it. What editons of Windows has built-in support for disk mirroring ...
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How do I activate software raid-1 in Windows?

I use Windows Vista Ultimate, and have four disks of 500GB. Windows is already installed on one disk, the systemdisk. Now I would like to mirror the system disk using Windows built-in software raid. ...