Creates a striped volume using two or more specified dynamic disks.


For Windows Vista, this DiskPart command is only available in the Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Business editions.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


create volume stripe [size=<n>] disk=<n>,<n>[,<n>,...] [align=<n>] [noerr]


Parameter Description


The amount of disk space, in megabytes (MB), that the volume will occupy on each disk. If no size is given, the new volume takes up the remaining free space on the smallest disk and an equal amount of space on each subsequent disk.


The dynamic disks on which the striped volume is created. You need at least two dynamic disks to create a striped volume. An amount of space equal to size=<n> is allocated on each disk.


Typically used with hardware RAID Logical Unit Number (LUN) arrays to improve performance. Aligns all volume or partition extents to the closest alignment boundary. n is the number of kilobytes (KB) from the beginning of the disk to the closest alignment boundary.


For scripting only. When an error is encountered, DiskPart continues to process commands as if the error did not occur. Without this parameter, an error causes DiskPart to exit with an error code.


  • After you create the volume, the focus automatically shifts to the new volume.


To create a striped volume of 1000 megabytes in size, on disks 1 and 2, type:

create volume stripe size=1000 disk=1,2

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