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how to format two 64Gig ssd drives in raid 0 for windows 7 64bit

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February 6, 2014 11:59:36 AM

I want to reformat my two 64 Gig SSD's that are in RAID 0 as my boot drive ( c drive ). My D drive is a 750 Gig HD. I will be reinstalling Windows 7 home Premium on the SSD's.

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February 6, 2014 12:12:36 PM

Did you make the RAID in BIOS or in windows?
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February 7, 2014 8:32:59 AM

BIOS. So I think that I should be able to just format the (C drive) and reinstall the OS (Win7 64 bit) like I normally would on a Standard HD, but I just want to be sure that there are no glitches , because this is the first time that I have reformatted a SSD in RAID0.
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February 7, 2014 11:06:41 AM

Since the drive was "created" in bios with the RAID controller, it appears as a regular HDD/SSD to windows installer. The only thing to be concerned about is if the raid controller needs a driver at the time of install (remember the press F6 and insert floppy...) If its win7 you are 99% home free, only a small amount of janky boards won't have standard drivers for windows to see the drive.
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February 10, 2014 9:34:44 AM

thank you for the insight on my problem I went in to reformat it this weekend and everything seemed to go well I did have one question it seemed to have about 100 megs of a partition on it. I just figured it was like that from the factory. The reinstall went well.
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February 10, 2014 10:47:10 AM

Windows makes its own little partition of around 100 megs to put stuff on. You can get rid of it BEFORE you do any formatting and reinstalls. It will install a new partition in addition to the partition you make when you click Install.
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