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Does Vista disk defragmenter utility supports raid array?

T

TSurfer

#1
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 Computer

R

Richard G. Harper

#2
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 Computer

K

Ken Gardner

#3
"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 Computer

G

Greg Hayes/Raxco Software

#4
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.

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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 Computer

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