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Can i add Unraid to my already existing system? 


shnickelson

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I have a Windows 10 PC with 5 mechanical hard drives of varying size and speed.  This is used almost exclusively as network storage for my Plex Media Server running off of an Nvidia Shield.  I'm looking for a hard drive management system that will combine all of my drives and improve performance, without having to format any of my drives.  I was hoping to keep my current Windows setup while adding Unraid next to it.  My first thought was some sort of desktop application for Unraid.  But i guess that's not how this whole thing works.  Basically, I'm just trying to find the simplest way to use something like Unraid, on a computer I already have up and running, without loosing anything that currently exists.  I'm trying to avoid reinstalling Windows or cloning to an external source and copying to a VM.

Can i add Unraid to my already existing system?  

 

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3 minutes ago, shnickelson said:

Can i add Unraid to my already existing system?  

No

 

unRAID must format any disk it will use in the array or as cache. It can work with other disks as Unassigned Devices. You can run Windows as a VM under unRAID. Some have run unRAID as a VM under ESXi but that configuration isn't officially supported.

 

 

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