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Windows 7: W7 Software RAID 1 and Non OS Drives


26 Mar 2011   #1

W7 Ultimate x64
 
 
W7 Software RAID 1 and Non OS Drives

Hi Everyone,

Quick question, I have two 1.5TB WD HDs that I am going to use soley for storage, these will not be for the OS drive. If I place them in a Windows 7 Software RAID 1 configuration, and say my main OS drive was to fail. I would have to rebuild my OS drive on a new HD. Now when I do this, will the new install of Windows 7 I do at the time pick up my previous Windows 7 Software RAID 1 for my storage drives or do I lose the array? I am scared that if I lost my OS drive, my R1 storage array would go as well if Windows 7 keeps some kind of settings or configuraiton to manage the array.


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26 Mar 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rayf01 View Post
Hi Everyone,

Quick question, I have two 1.5TB WD HDs that I am going to use soley for storage, these will not be for the OS drive. If I place them in a Windows 7 Software RAID 1 configuration, and say my main OS drive was to fail. I would have to rebuild my OS drive on a new HD. Now when I do this, will the new install of Windows 7 I do at the time pick up my previous Windows 7 Software RAID 1 for my storage drives or do I lose the array? I am scared that if I lost my OS drive, my R1 storage array would go as well if Windows 7 keeps some kind of settings or configuraiton to manage the array.
Depends on the controller and the configuration. How about you give us you system specs so we know what hardware we are dealing with/


Ken J
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