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RAID 0 Setup

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May 11, 2009 5:20:17 PM

Do you really need a floppy disc and drive to set up RAID 0? This is my first time doing it, and this is what I've been hearing (and from the FAQ).

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a b G Storage
May 12, 2009 4:17:21 AM

It depends on what OS you're planning to use. The RAID FAQ was written mainly for Windows XP. Vista and 7 already have RAID drivers built-in.

Basically, if your OS asks you to insert a disk containing your RAID drivers, then we shouldn't disappoint it, right?
May 12, 2009 4:47:26 PM

If your motherboard supports it, you can enable it right in the BIOS, and the answer to your question is no. If you want software RAID on the OS drive, what r_manic said.
a c 127 G Storage
May 14, 2009 8:20:14 AM

Only if you use Windows XP or lower. Vista and Windows 7 can load drivers from USB/CD/DVD and Linux doesn't need drivers since they have kernel-level support already with many metaformats supported.
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