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Removing RAID

  • NAS / RAID
  • Dell Studio Xps
  • Western Digital
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
February 24, 2010 3:53:01 PM

I have an old Dell XPS Gen2 with WD Raptors in RAID0 using WinXP. I want to upgrade to Win7, but there are no RAID controller drivers for Win7 for this machine. So I want to remove the RAID array and replace it with an Intel SSD (only 2 SATA connectors on MB). Questions: do I physically remove the WD drives first? Do I turn off RAID in the RAID controller (^I at startup) or in the BIOS setup (^F12) first? Does it matter?

Thanks for any advice.

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a b G Storage
March 3, 2010 1:16:28 PM

Remove the drives, then turn off RAID in the bios.
a b G Storage
March 3, 2010 1:33:53 PM

The Microsoft disk may have the drivers.