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Need help with setting up RAID 0

  • NAS / RAID
  • Kingston
  • Storage
  • SSD
Last response: in Storage
March 27, 2014 2:50:12 PM

I'm starting to run out of room on my C: drive which is a Kingston 120GB SSD, and I think the best solution would be to buy another one and set them up in RAID 0. I'm not sure how I am supposed to do this without loosing my files and that's what I need help for. I'm also not quite sure how to set it up in the BIOS. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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a b G Storage
March 27, 2014 3:08:32 PM

To go to RAid 0 both drives would have to be empty you would have to move your data somewhere else to make a raid 0 and then write it back to it

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a c 191 G Storage
March 28, 2014 11:20:57 AM

1) You need other small HDD like 250GB at least. Then cloning the 120GB SSD ( whole drive) into the small HDD. After cloning boot the PC using the HDD to make sure it works before you set up the RAID because all the data and files will be gone. And install the Intel® RST RAID driver if you use the intel system, or AMD raid driver for the AMD PC.
2) Connect the two SSD into SATA_0 and SATA_1 port, the HDD in other SATA port. Boot the PC and go to the BIOS to set the storage mode to RAID, also set the boot order is HDD=1st. Saving and exit. Reboot the PC and setup the raid0, check the manual to see how. * Make sure don't make mistake to raid with the HDD. Double check.
3) Boot the PC using the HDD, then recloning the whole drive back to the SSD RAID0.
If you have the WD HDD, using Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
For Seagate HDD, using DiscWizard
Or other software comes with the SSD.