How to Set Up a RAID Array

This tutorial will take you through the steps involved in setting up a RAID array. In this case the array will be a single RAID 1 (mirror) array, set up in the context of a new system build in which the RAID array is partitioned and Windows XP installed in the C: partition. The tutorial will cover each of the following:

  • creating a floppy containing the third party RAID Controller drivers
  • configuring the RAID array
  • installing the RAID Controller drivers
  • partitioning the RAID array
  • formatting the drive partitions
  • installing Windows.

In the case of this tutorial, the controller in question is an integrated GigaRAID (IT8212) ATA RAID Controller. The procedure outlined will be similar for other manufacturer’s controllers.

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