Hardware RAID + Vista+ some newbie ?'s Tags: NAS / RAID Hardware Windows Vista Storage Last response: July 14, 2009 3:31 AM in Storage Share p293 July 10, 2009 7:55:50 PM Hi Guys- I'm going to be building my new setup in a few weeks and setting up Raid for the first time. I was looking for some tips to avoid troubles. The Hardware will be- ASUS P6T7 Motherboard Areca 1231ML Raid card 2 Corsair SSD in Raid 0 for the OS and apps Would like to install Vista 64. I had some basic Raid 101 Questions- 1. Should I keep the Asus BIOS software RAID disabled since I'm using a hardware card True? 2. Do I format the 2 SSD drives on another PC then install on areca card or connect them unformatted right away? 3. I have read areca cards and vista don't mix that easy? Some guy wrote he installed vista on 3rd drive, then cloned in onto the Raid drives ...is that necessary? If there are any steps I'm missing please let me know? Thanks P293 More about : hardware raid vista newbie r_manic a b G Storage July 14, 2009 2:42:39 AM You can connect the drives you plan to RAID unformatted, since setting up a RAID array already involves formatting the involved disks. In any case, you should read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/43125-32-raid p293 July 14, 2009 3:31:34 AM Thanks r_manic that tuitorial helped alot. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumRaid 1 and Vista 64?!?!?! ForumVista Software RAID ForumNewbie in trouble - Vista doesn't see HD ForumNewbie with RAID ?'s ForumI want to RAID 5...what do I need to know? is it worth it? newbie here ForumGraphics card newbie , need to buy asap, please help ForumUmmm newbie questions, could use help if you can tolerate ForumI am a newbie w/$2000 for first build ForumAnother newbie gaming build - would appreciate your help, guys! ForumWindows Vista on Notebooks: Why and What Hardware ? ForumMigrating from 2x500GB RAID 0 > 240GB OCZ SSD on Dell XPS 8300 - Help! ForumNew Gaming Computer. Vista or XP? ForumNewbie question about raid ForumZFS vs hardware RAID for low power file server ForumMulti Core: Vista vs. XP ForumAdaptec HW RAID 31605 Expandability? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumRaid using ICH9R southbridge ForumSSD's in RAID 0 + WRITE TO EXISTING HDD- HOW?? ForumCan I Setup RAID 1 Without loosing my Data? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !