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RAID-0 and Windows 8 (Don't want to reinstall)

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I'm having a problem concerning Raid 0 and loosing data. I have two Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120gb, and one 1 terrabyte HDD. My problem is that one of my SSD is running Windows 8, and the other SSD is just blank.

I'm wondering if I can keep whole installation and personal files on my 1 terrabyte HDD and do the RAID 0 Config and then transfer the backup make to the new 240gb SSD RAID 0 Volume
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    I would uses the win 7 - backup, which is also hidden i win 8

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8-tip-use-windows-7-system-image-backup

    you make a system img, and you can then restore the img to the new raid drive
  2. prebb said:
    Howdy!

    I'm having a problem concerning Raid 0 and loosing data. I have two Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120gb, and one 1 terrabyte HDD. My problem is that one of my SSD is running Windows 8, and the other SSD is just blank.

    I'm wondering if I can keep whole installation and personal files on my 1 terrabyte HDD and do the RAID 0 Config and then transfer the backup make to the new 240gb SSD RAID 0 Volume


    Hi,

    You can perform a RAID migration from a single disk + spare to a RAID-0 array

    On Intel based motherboards this can be performed through the Rapid Storage Technology UI when the storage controller is in RAID mode

    Here's some more information (it's a bit technical)

    http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-020674.htm
  3. 1. RAID 0 is rarely indicated in normal desktop use. Even less so with SSDs. You will see very little if any speed benefit from that.

    2. Not sure about just transferring an OS directly into a new RAID volume.

    3. As with any major change like this, it is advisable to have your critical files elsewhere and offline during the change. Better to have and not need, than to not have and lose them by accident.
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