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How to Set Up RAID on your Windows 10 PC

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks or Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) allows you to create a datastore within a computer or network. The setup process will take a bit of work. Using RAID, you can also recover lost information.

How to Set Up RAID on your Windows 10 PC

The section below explains how to set up RAID on your Windows 10 PC.

  • Initially, make sure that you have signed in to your Windows 10 computer as an administrator.
  • Now, open the Settings application.
  • Go to the System tab followed by More Storage Settings.
  • Choose the Manage Storage Spaces option.
  • Now, in the window that opens, locate and click the Create a new pool and storage space option.
  • If prompted, click the Yes button to continue the configuration process.
  • Now, go to the drive selection menu and create two separate pools. 
  • From the suggestion list, select a desired pair of drives.
  • Now, configure your first mirror by clicking the Create pool option.
  • Enter the required information in the fields given below the Name and Drive section.
  • Go to the heading titled Resiliency. 
  • From the Resiliency Type drop-down menu, select the Two-way mirror option.
  • Now, navigate to the Size heading.
  • In the given fields, enter your desired capacity and size settings.
  • Once the first mirrored drive pair has been created, click the Create storage space button to activate it.
  • Perform the above steps to create a second mirrored drive pair. 
  • Now, press the Windows and X buttons simultaneously on your computer’s keyboard.
  • The Windows Disk Management system window will appear on the screen.
  • You can find the mirrored pairs at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now, remove the file systems of the first pair.
  • To do so, select and right-click on the first pair.
  • Choose the Delete Volume option.
  • Repeat steps 14 and 15 for the second or other mirrored pair you want to configure.
  • To add the drive pairs into your array, right-click on the drive and select the New Striped Volume option.
  • Now, a new window will open up.
  • Select the other pairs and click Next.
  • In the provided fields, enter your preferred settings and click the Next button followed by Finish.

That’s it! You have successfully configured RAID on Windows 10.

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