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 SolvedRAID 10 Hardware Card MAJOR POTENTIAL FAIL | Questions Forum SolvedSetting up hardware RAID 1 on a Gigabyte Z97-SLI with existing windows 7 legacy install Forum SolvedHardware RAID1 & ASRock Motherboard Forum SolvedInstalling system image from software RAID to hardware RAID Forum SolvedI want to know what hardware is necessary for a typical RAID 10 configuration Forum SolvedUnable to boot vista after new hardware install. Forum SolvedDoes Ye Olde SteamOS Support hardware Raid? Forum SolvedQuestion from a hardware newbie. BF3 related Forum SolvedUpgrading from Vista, transferring to new hardware Forum SolvedHardware options for a newbie Forum SolvedHardware Controller for SSD RAID Forum SolvedHardware newbie: Will this setup fit? Forum SolvedHardware Raid 0 Forum SolvedHardware RAID5 Broken after Windows 8 Install Forum SolvedHardware RAID 1 with HDDs SATA III in controladora RAID SATA II Forum SolvedMobile Intel HM87 Raid: Hardware or fake raid Forum SolvedBIOS detecting hard drive, Vista install does not, seems to be stuck in RAID? Forum SolvedRaid: hardware or Software? Forum RAID hardware compatability. Forum SolvedSoftware vs. Hardware Raid Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !