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

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March 19, 2007 4:49:39 PM

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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March 19, 2007 5:16:01 PM

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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.
March 19, 2007 5:35:03 PM

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).
March 19, 2007 5:41:54 PM

cool, thx guys!
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