I have bought two WD Caviar Black, 1 TB SATA(WD1002FAEX),SATA 6 Gb/s Hard Drives & two AKASA SATA 6Gb/s SATA rev 3.0 data cables .
I want to connect these two drives in RAID 0 to the GSATA3_6/7 connectors, controlled by the Marvell 9128 chipset on my motherboard(details mentioned below) & load my windows 7 64-bit operating system & other applications onto these drives.
My operating system & other data are currently installed on an existing WD caviar green 1 TB drive.
I request detailed instructions regarding the steps involved in configuring a raid array on the below mentioned motherboard as I want my WD Caviar Blacks to run at 6 Gb/s.
I have gone through my motherboard user's manual in detail, but it gives instructions compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Installing the drivers I feel is quite confusing. Is there a solution to this issue?
But, I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system & I do not have a Floppy Disc Drive(which is a prerequisite according to the manual).
I'd love to be able to talk you out of doing RAID 0.
Look at how many problems there are on this forum with RAID 0 - and when you lose any drive, you lose everything.
Thanks for your reply. I tried out the RAID 0 array. But instead of getting a boost in speed, sadly my machine started to hang (among other problems). So I'm back to square one with a much faster system.