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Do I need to use RAID for this?

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January 1, 2013 3:23:21 PM

Hey people!

My hard drive recently died so I have ordered 2 new ones. One is an SSD (60GB) which I will be using for windows 8 and the other is a 1TB hard drive for my games, movies, music and so on. I am very new to having 2 hard drives because this is my first time. So im thinking i will do this: insert both of my new drives in my computer, then put in windows 8 cd and install it to the SSD (which should be in AHCI?). Once I get into my computer I will start reinstalling all my stuff to my normal HD. My question is do I need to set the drives to RAID mode? Or is it unneccesary? And if I do need to set it to RAID can you provide step by step instructions because like I said i've never done this before.

Also, my SSD will come with software (installation I think), do I install the software from the bios screen before windows 8 or after?

And last question, on my old HDD I had a big amount of games (most on stem so no problem) but I had flight simulator X which uses an activation key so im worried that i wont be able to reinstall it.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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January 1, 2013 7:36:12 PM

Short version: no raid, just ahci. plug the ssd in, install win8, install the ssd software and upgrade the ssd-bios, plug the hdd in, install programs.no way to transfer the flight simulator.
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January 1, 2013 7:55:36 PM

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January 1, 2013 7:56:08 PM

Alright thanks a lot. Too bad for flight sim :/ 
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