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Does Vista disk defragmenter utility supports raid array?

  1. #1


    TSurfer Guest

    Does Vista disk defragmenter utility supports raid array?

    Hello,

    I have an EVGA nForce 680i motherboard with a hardware RAID controler on it.
    I installed Vista on a 2 x 150GB Raptor RAID 0 array.I'd like to know if the
    Vista disk defragmenter (or the Live OneCare disk defragmenter)supports RAID
    configuration (from a hardware controler)? Because I don't want the
    defragmenter to move all the datas to one disk during defragmentation and
    therefore loosing the speed gain from an RAID 0 array.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Does Vista disk defragmenter utility supports raid array?

    Windows can't possibly "move all the data to one disk during
    defrgmentation", so you have nothing to worry about.

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    "TSurfer" <TSurfer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9F176D62-5E02-48B1-806E-593303E8C047@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have an EVGA nForce 680i motherboard with a hardware RAID controler on
    > it.
    > I installed Vista on a 2 x 150GB Raptor RAID 0 array.I'd like to know if
    > the
    > Vista disk defragmenter (or the Live OneCare disk defragmenter)supports
    > RAID
    > configuration (from a hardware controler)? Because I don't want the
    > defragmenter to move all the datas to one disk during defragmentation and
    > therefore loosing the speed gain from an RAID 0 array.




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ken Gardner Guest

    Re: Does Vista disk defragmenter utility supports raid array?

    "TSurfer" wrote:

    > I have an EVGA nForce 680i motherboard with a hardware RAID controler on
    > it.
    > I installed Vista on a 2 x 150GB Raptor RAID 0 array.I'd like to know if
    > the
    > Vista disk defragmenter (or the Live OneCare disk defragmenter)supports
    > RAID
    > configuration (from a hardware controler)? Because I don't want the
    > defragmenter to move all the datas to one disk during defragmentation and
    > therefore loosing the speed gain from an RAID 0 array.


    I have a RAID 0 array and the Vista defragmenter works just fine.

    Ken


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Greg Hayes/Raxco Software Guest

    Re: Does Vista disk defragmenter utility supports raid array?

    No disk defragmenter knows that you have a RAIDx configuration. That is
    hidden from the file system and thus from defragmenters. Since it is hidden
    from the file system and disk defragmenters, it has no impact on either.

    - Greg/Raxco Software
    Microsoft MVP - Windows File System

    Disclaimer: I work for Raxco Software, the maker of PerfectDisk - a
    commercial defrag utility, as a systems engineer in the support department.

    Want to email me? Delete ntloader.


    "TSurfer" <TSurfer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9F176D62-5E02-48B1-806E-593303E8C047@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have an EVGA nForce 680i motherboard with a hardware RAID controler on
    > it.
    > I installed Vista on a 2 x 150GB Raptor RAID 0 array.I'd like to know if
    > the
    > Vista disk defragmenter (or the Live OneCare disk defragmenter)supports
    > RAID
    > configuration (from a hardware controler)? Because I don't want the
    > defragmenter to move all the datas to one disk during defragmentation and
    > therefore loosing the speed gain from an RAID 0 array.




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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