Can I add a HDD in Raid 0 without having to re-intall?

Motherboard: Epox nf3 250
Proc: FX-55
VC: x850 xt pe
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 160GB 8MB (sata) 7200RPM

I recently read that two HDD's in RAID 0 are faster than a 10,000 RPM Raptor. So if I can simply add another Barracuda drive in Raid 0 without having to re-install Windows, that would be awesome, but is this possible? Thanks.
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  1. Quote:
    Motherboard: Epox nf3 250
    Proc: FX-55
    VC: x850 xt pe
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 160GB 8MB (sata) 7200RPM

    I recently read that two HDD's in RAID 0 are faster than a 10,000 RPM Raptor. So if I can simply add another Barracuda drive in Raid 0 without having to re-install Windows, that would be awesome, but is this possible? Thanks.


    AFAIK that is not possible. RAID 0 stripes data across both hard drives, so you would definitely have to reinstall.
  2. Intel motherboard documentation claims to be able to add a RAID0 member on the fly, however, I've never tried it. I've also never seen another RAID chipset manufacturer make the same claim.

    Check the documentation that came with the RAID card or Motherboard (whichever the case may be).
  3. cool, thx guys!
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