How to configure Raid drive on windows 7 and it should be network

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RAID configuration
Windows 7
Windows 7 RAID Configuration
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 RAID
Hi
is anybody can help me or guide me through the steps for following request :
I am trying to configure Raid drive and i need to put same drive on network - it is 1.5 TB* 5 = 7.5 Raid drive from sans digital, i have to put on my system window 7 or windows server 2003. [Br style="font-size: 12px;" />
is anybody can help me or guide me through the steps
please suggest. thanks 


Software/Hardware used:
windows 7 , windows 2003

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So you need a computer that will allow you to configure the hardware raid and have enough slots for the array unless you are using a SAN – you were not clear in your question. If you are using a SAN you can connect that to your machine. I would recomend using Server 2003.

Once you have the array or san connected to your machine you will be able to boot to the controller card’s bios using Control – M or something like that. You will need to watch the bios screen until you see it spinning up the drives.

Then you can configure a Raid 0 if you want all your available space or raid 5 if you are looking for some fault tolerance. You will loose some space to the array though as it writes a small piece of all the data across all the drives so if one drive goes down you can continue working and trying to get back on line. In a Raid 0 you will be dead in the water if one drive dies.

Let me know what type of equipment you have and I can walk you through setting it up to specifications.

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