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    Disk striping in Windows 2000 Pro?

    Does anyone know if you can do disk striping in Windows 2000 Professional?

    Given that the hard disk is the bottleneck in today's systems, I wanted to see if I could implement disk striping to speed things up. But I have not yet figured out how to do that, and cannot find any information on how to do it.

    I was thinking I could do it with two hard disks. Partition the first with a small "system" partition, and install 2000 on the second ("boot") partition. And then make that "boot" partition a striped partition with a partition on the second hard disk.

    So, a couple questions here, I guess. Can a "boot" partition be striped, or can you only do that with data drives? And, if it can be done, how do you implement it?

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    Re: Disk striping in Windows 2000 Pro?

    Yes.
    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q175/7/61.ASP>Q175761</A> for a little more info.

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    Re: Disk striping in Windows 2000 Pro?

    I found and read that before I posted, and didn't find it too helpful. It's mostly definitions, just like the the Windows 2000 help file, and just as sparse on instructions.

    The one instructional part I picked out is this:

    "Upgrading a disk from basic to dynamic can be done from the Disk Management MMC Snap-in. In Programs, go to select Disk Management from Administrative Tools. You may be prompted to upgrade your disks or you can right-click the disk to upgrade it. "

    But I cannot find any options in the Disk Management console to create anything dynamic.

    Scratch that; I just found something. You have to right-click on the gray disk "icon" itself (not on the partitions that might make up a drive, even if it's only one partition). There I see an option to "Upgrade to Dynamic Disk". Let's see where that takes me....

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    Re: Disk striping in Windows 2000 Pro?

    Just came across this at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.labmice.net/diskmgmt/RAID.htm>labmice</A> - you may find some useful links/background reading there.

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