defrag raid 5 array

rentaghostrentaghost Member Posts: 36 ■■□□□□□□□□
If I have a Raid 5 disk array on a Windows 2000 server would it get fragmented just like any other drive?

If so, would one typically use the standard Windows Disk Defragment tool?



  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    Yes. Once you create the array, windows only sees it as a storage device, regardless of number of drives. I'm currently running Raid0, and it gets fragmented quite a bit.
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  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Now that you ask it this way, the name Disk Defragmenter is incorrect, it should be Volume Degragmenter... If a volume spans multiple disks (regardless of the type of RAID and whether it's hardware or Windows software raid) it would need degfragmentation like any other volume. Even though the RAID configuration may spread (stripe) info equally across multiple disks.
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