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Why can't I Raid-5 the OS partition on disk0?

I'm trying to software RAID-5 three 18.2GB disks. Why can't I Raid-5 the OS partition on disk0?

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It's a limitation of Windows. You can't implement software raid until after Windows is fully booted. If the boot partition were inside a software controlled RAID configuration, you could not gain access to it. If you want to RAID the boot partition, you must use hardware based RAID.

This was first published in January 2002

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