hey all, I am trying to mirrior my 40gb OS install onto a second hdd. at first I had hoped I could do this within windows 7 but apparently you need pro or higher to get the mirror option. so, instead, I enabled my bios raid controller and set up an array between the two disks. on my next attempted boot, it froze after scanning my dvd drives for boot disks. I went back into the raid configurator and rebuilt the array, and windows 7 now booted.. but it still shows up as 2 seperate drives.
first question: should I have somehow mirrored the bootdisk onto the blank one before starting the raid array?
second question: with a raid 1 array, will windows show both drives, and did I do this correctly so far?
You can't make a bootable RAID with the OS already installed. You need to create the RAID 1 array, then install the OS onto it. During the windows installation, you may need to install the RAID drivers.