Storage spaces, combining internal partition with external disk possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Olliw, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    Hi!

    I currently have a 500gb SSD in my laptop, and I'm looking into replacing my CD drive with an HDD bay with an additional 500gb-1tb SSD. My goal is to combine the new SSD with the data partition on the main SSD (~420GB, 80GB for Windows) in a RAID 0 like configuration. It's called "simple" in the Windows world I guess.

    I tried launching storage spaces to see if it would use my OS disk at all, but it's not showing.
    Can storage spaces only work with the whole physical disk?

    Are there any other way to get similar setup? Or can you force Storage Spaces to use internal disk with some PowerShell or something?

    Storage Spaces screenshot:
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    This is what I want:
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  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Make them both Internal drives and set them up as RAID0 in the BIOS
     
  3. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    It has no HW raid support, there is no such option in my BIOS, so it has to be software raid. But I guess it's not possible, not with Windows at least.
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    You have to make them software raid the drives may not be logical/basic for that BTW they have to be dynamic to create the raid you want

    ps take an look at the link of Mr.Magic above here ;)
     
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  5. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    Thanks guys :) Will have a look once my hdd drive caddy arrives.
     
  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Caddy? You want them both INTERNAL drives
     
  7. baritone

    baritone MDL Novice

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    if you want more space but on c: then ty symbolic link to external
     
  8. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    Yeah, both internal. But CD ROM sata port is SATA2, so I don't want raid0 with both drives: Windows only on the SATA3 connected SSD.

    I don't want that, but thanks anyways.