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Simple question about configuring SSD and HDD in raid

Basically i dont know anything about raid or setting up storage devices. I have heard of raid 0,1... Im building my first pc and i have an 840 250gb Evo SSD and WD 1tb caviar Blue. I want the SSD to be my boot drive and also programs and games, and my HDD to be storage for media. How should i setup the raid thing? I dont really care that much about storage failure (incase of raid 0 which i've heard might result in data lose) since i backup my system regurarly. Thanks in advance.
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    In this case, just don't use RAID, Set SATA to AHCI in BIOS and install Windows and applications on the SSD. Then connect the HDD, initialize and format it in Disk management and that's it.
  2. alexoiu said:
    In this case, just don't use RAID, Set SATA to AHCI in BIOS and install Windows and applications on the SSD. Then connect the HDD, initialize and format it in Disk management and that's it.


    Should i just install my SSD first and after installing windows on it install the HDD?
  3. +1 alex

    raid is not what you are looking for
  4. joonaskk said:
    alexoiu said:
    In this case, just don't use RAID, Set SATA to AHCI in BIOS and install Windows and applications on the SSD. Then connect the HDD, initialize and format it in Disk management and that's it.


    Should i just install my SSD first and after installing windows on it install the HDD?


    yeah, that is the best way to go about it. some people have complications when trying to install windows with 2 drives plugged in. your method is the most sound.
  5. neon neophyte said:
    +1 alex

    raid is not what you are looking for


    Why not?
  6. because what you described as what you want is not a raid set up
  7. joonaskk said:
    alexoiu said:
    In this case, just don't use RAID, Set SATA to AHCI in BIOS and install Windows and applications on the SSD. Then connect the HDD, initialize and format it in Disk management and that's it.


    Should i just install my SSD first and after installing windows on it install the HDD?


    Yes, connect firstly the SSD, install Windows on it and after making sure that Windows does run, power off, connect the HDD, initialize and format it.
    But if still wanting to use RAID, get a second similar 1 TB HDD and you can use them (HDDs) in RAID 0.
  8. neon neophyte said:
    because what you described as what you want is not a raid set up


    alexoiu said:
    joonaskk said:
    alexoiu said:
    In this case, just don't use RAID, Set SATA to AHCI in BIOS and install Windows and applications on the SSD. Then connect the HDD, initialize and format it in Disk management and that's it.


    Should i just install my SSD first and after installing windows on it install the HDD?


    Yes, connect firstly the SSD, install Windows on it and after making sure that Windows does run, power off, connect the HDD, initialize and format it.
    But if still wanting to use RAID, get a second similar 1 TB HDD and you can use them (HDDs) in RAID 0.


    Maybe in the future i will. Just wanted to make sure i wont be making any mistakes right of the bat when building my first pc. Thanks for the support
  9. You're welcome.
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