RAID question

I have a Velociraptor drive with Win 7 Pro already installed.
I would like in future to buy another Velociraptor drive and set up Raid 0. I have never set up Raid before and was wondering do you have to reinstall Win 7 Pro when I set up Raid 0? Is there a way to set up Raid without losing my disk image?

Thanks
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  1. There's no way to "convert" a single disk to a RAID-0 volume. So you'll either have to reinstall Windows and all your applications, or make an image backup of your partition and then restore it to the newly-created RAID-0 volume.
  2. Okay, thanks sminlal
  3. With the Intel drivers this is possible i think, they can also migrate from one RAID level to another and other cool stuff.

    You would need to install their driver/software package (rapid storage technologies or something like that) and use their utility to activate the migration.
  4. sub mesa said:
    With the Intel drivers this is possible i think, they can also migrate from one RAID level to another and other cool stuff.
    Really? I had no idea, thanks for the correction!
  5. Yes, the Intel drivers are pretty feature-loaded, unlike most other onboard RAIDs. None of the other vendors i know can do this. Only hardware RAID like Areca.
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