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Windows 7: Raid 0 Backup

01 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

What was your outcome with the above process? I'm getting ready to go from a single SSD C: to two SSD RAID0 C: and want to make no mistakes.

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25 Oct 2010   #12

windows 7 64bit professional
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26 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

I use a LaCie 2 TB Raid 0 eSATA drive that I back up to using both Windows 7 System Imaging and Macrium Reflect. It backs up a 7.5 GB Macrium Reflect complete Image in 3.5 minutes...

And restores the Image from the Raid 0 drive in 4 minutes and 40 seconds which makes for a very quick recovery form any disaster and a 25 GB Windows 7 System Image only takes about 5 minutes and 45 seconds to restore when using this eSATA Raid 0 drive...


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26 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
It will work, but helps a great deal if you have the RAID controller enabled and the drivers installed before loading the image. Or at least it worked for me doing just that in Vista (don't see why 7 would be any different),

1. Install drive(s)
2. Create array in the bios
3. Boot to Windows and install the RAID driver
4. Restart and load image on array
5. Go into the bios and change the boot order to the array
6. Boot to Windows like normal
7. Once up and running, format old OS drive.

For me at least other than more space, Windows didn't even know it had been moved.

Win 7-64 Pro here. I am also running RAID-0 and I image with Win 7 backup daily since I turned off my system restore.

How I restore my image is almost the same way Stormy did. Except after step #3, I don't restart or I'll lose the "loaded RAID driver". Then install my USB 3.0 driver (my backups are on external USB 3.0 docking.

After RAID driver loaded I use diskpart to clean and create partition and assigned drive letter. Then just restore the image from my ext USB docking HDD.

So basically I am done at step #3.

I wasn't kidding I image my everyday maybe more then one if I did something dump I can go back in no time just keeps rename the windowsimage directories

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