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Raid question(s)...

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February 15, 2009 9:11:31 AM

ok, so i have a 30gb OCZ ssd as my OS drive, and a 1tb seagate hdd as my storage drive, i have been wondering, is it possible to add say another 30gb ssd to my system in a RAID setup without having to reinstall all of my stuff? and i would like to buy another storage drive as well, and use RAID 1 so my info is safe and i want to use RAID 0 on the ssd's...
thanks for the help

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a b G Storage
February 15, 2009 12:50:15 PM

depends on the chipset: modern Intel chipsets
support "RAID migration": RTFM

nevertheless, on ASUS motherboards with Intel chipsets,
merely changing the BIOS setting to RAID will probably
cause a BSD.

Cleanest and simplest way is to do a clean install of Windows,
after configuring your RAID 0 array using the option ROM
on your motherboard.

What has also worked for us in the past is to create a drive
image of C: first; then, change the BIOS setting to RAID;
enter the option ROM during boot-up to configure/size the RAID array;
restore the drive image file to that RAID using the F6 option
(I'm assuming the GHOST restore sequence here);
re-install Windows from the Setup CD also using F6 --
to load your RAID device driver software -- and
the "Repair" option: this should overwrite only the
OS files.

fyi: I only did this once, and I'm not exactly sure
if I have the sequence totally correct: but, you
get the general idea.

Your mileage may vary :)  GOOD LUCK!!

February 15, 2009 7:16:29 PM

ok, thanks, if i can get the money together im going to buy the hard drives and setup A RAID setup soon... but i have to buy a sound card i think... Vista wont let me use my motherboards onboard sound card... :fou:  :fou:  :fou:  i hate vista... lol

p.s. i have a MSI p45 Platinum motherboard... does that have Raid Migration?