Vista RAID-5 doesn't recognize WinXP Raid-5?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by torbengb, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. torbengb

    torbengb Honorable Member

    Nov 4, 2006
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    Hi all!
    I'm using a software RAID-5 hack in WinXP as described by Tom's Hardware, but when I boot in Vista, this RAID array is just "failed". The XP hack is RAID-5 such as it also exists in Windows Server and Windows NT.

    Are XP & Vista RAID really incompatible? Naturally I don't want to "just try it" at the risk of essentially formatting my 950GB array.
  2. SuperTech

    SuperTech Guest

    raid in vista

    I know the hack you speak of, as I have run it, but decided against it because of speed.
    All the other raid types that non-hacked XP uses work in Vista, and I suspect you may jst eed to import the volume.
    I do have an issue in that dual booting between vista and hacked xp, I constantly have to import the volume if it was previously used on the other OS, and this pplies going either way.
    if vista last used the array, I hav to import into XP, and vice versa. I am actually going to be putting 3 more drives into that box in about a week, so maybe I'll set them initialy for raid5 and see if I can bring them into vista.

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