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How to setup Raid 0 and windows 8 on a desktop using 2 velociraptors.

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May 12, 2013 9:11:52 AM

i have 2 300GB velociraptors blank and I want to setup Raid 0 on them. i am starting fresh so i dnt need to transfer any data etc.

I was wondering how to install it, and would it work with win 8? I dnt have any OS yet.

My motherboard is asus p8h61-m lx2. If you could give me a link to download raid as well i would be very grateful.
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May 12, 2013 9:43:27 AM

I do not believe your motherboard supports onboard RAID.
If you want to run hardware RAID, you will have to buy a RAID controller card.
I just want to toss this out there too, by the type of questions you are asking, I would suggest that you not worry about trying to run RAID, and I would never, ever for any reason put my OS on a RAID 0 array. I would suggest to you that if you are determined to use these 2 drives and this motherboard, install the OS on 1 of them along with your most used programs, and use the other for storage and less used programs.
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May 12, 2013 9:46:52 AM

Your motherboard model does not support RAID. You could set up software RAID, but I would just use the 2 drives separately.

Here's a link if you want to set up a software RAID-0 array: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59AqqsrfviI
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May 12, 2013 2:40:39 PM

Ah, thanks guys ye saved me alot of trouble! Will definitely use this site more often if i need advice. Thanks again.
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May 12, 2013 5:01:48 PM

Yes, software RAID is an option, but the reason I didn't mention it is because its not really RAID. It is more of a form of drive spanning, and for people looking for the performance of a true hardware RAID 0 array, you won't get that. But it will combine the drives and show them as 1 large drive, after you get booted into Windows.
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