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RAID 0_OS Reinstall?

Last response: in Storage
July 10, 2009 11:45:56 PM

Is the only way to setup RAID to set it up at the time of OS install. OR can I add an identical HDD then just enable RAID 0?

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July 11, 2009 7:45:55 AM

My understanding is that it must be set up at OS install and you can not add an identical drive later on.

Please confirm this though.
a b G Storage
July 11, 2009 12:50:03 PM

You cannot set up a RAID 0 array after, during, or at the time of an OS install.

It must be done in the RAID BIOS, and the array must be built and functioning before you even think about installing an OS.
July 11, 2009 4:30:48 PM

well then my plan is to buy 3 new awsome hard drives, connect them, set them up as RAID 0 then install the OS onto them, then with my old hard drive still connected and with the OS on it I will transfer the files I want to onto the new RAID 0 array of disks. Seems feasible right? Can anyone confirm this?