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How to configure a Dell DPWC400 NVMe PCIe SSD adapter in RAID 0

How to configure a Dell DPWC400 NVMe PCIe SSD adapter in RAID 0

Open Command Prompt

->Diskpart

->List Disk

Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
--------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
Disk 0    Online          238 GB      0 B        *
Disk 1    Online          238 GB      0 B        *
Disk 2    Online          238 GB      0 B        *
Disk 3    Online          238 GB      0 B        *
Disk 4    Online          465 GB      0 B        *

 

The disks should show up.  If not, verify you have the correct drivers installed.
Convert the drives you intend to use in RAID 0 to a dynamic disk
-> Select Disk 0
Disk 0 is now the selected disk

 

-> convert dynamic
DiskPark successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format. Repeat for each disk you plan to create the RAID 0 with.  This is optional, as windows Disk Management will convert them to dynamic once you go to strip the drives in Disk Management.

 

 

If successful, open Disk Management -> Right click on the first disk -> New Striped Volume (or Spanned depending on what you want, most want Striped)

Striped: Writes to disk across all disk.  Speed is increased.  Essentially RAID0
Spanned: one large volume but data is written to the first disk with available space.  No speed increase.

NOTE: My options were grayed out, I had to CMD diskpart -> list disk -> select Disk # -> Clean Before mine would allow me to choose an option.

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