In this tutorial, you will learn how to get your disks to work with RAID. Follow all the steps of this tutorial for a successful installation.
Step 1: Log in to your server
Log in to your server by KVM or RDP (remote desktop).
Step 2: Log in to your control panel
Open up your control panel, and change “View by” to either “small icons” or “large icons”.
Step 3: Execute actions
Click on “Administrative Tools” and then click “Computer Management”, thereafter under “Storage”, click “Disk Management”.
Step 4: Initialize the disk
At this point, the system could ask you if you want to initialize the new disk. Choose to do so.
Step 5: Converting
Right-click the first disk (“Disk 0”), and choose “Convert to Dynamic Disk”, then agree with the warning the system will give you.
Step 6: Selecting the disk as your destination
Right-click the first partition of your operating systems’ disk and choose “Add Mirror”. Now you should be able to select the second disk as your destination.
Step 7: Converting the remaining disk
Do steps 5 and 6 for all partition you have, so both disks will look the same. The system will begin syncing the drives. Your system can feel a bit slower during this process because of the reading/writing going on, Windows isn’t as efficient as Linux when it comes to I/O operations.
Congratulations, you have successfully made an array of RAID in Windows.
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