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Windows 7: NEW 2 SSD RAID1 setup with existing OS SSD

13 Aug 2012   #1
whoistheeric

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
NEW 2 SSD RAID1 setup with existing OS SSD

hello all,

new to here, so thank you all for reading this,

I built my PC(Window 7 64 bit pro) year and an half ago with SSD, but now i planning to start my business, i am thinking to put to get two new SSDs on my pc to set up as RAID 1 (if i remember correctly, it help to store data in case one die),

1. can someone show me how to do it step by step?(just think i am 8 years old and don't know anything.)
2.thinking to get Intel, but i hear some bad thing regarding to Intel with sandforce SSD, can someone point what is going to effect my pc?
3. is it possible to clone my ext'g SSD with the OS to new RAID SSDs, then use the old SSD for minor storage, so my PC will never have problem with the SSD(if it does i just replace one of them) which software should i use for clone and how do i set up the RAID 1 if i do it.


Thanks,
E.C.


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13 Aug 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's a lot of money to waste for the second SSD. You'd be better off getting an external drive and keeping your system backed up to that. Always remember, RAID is not a backup. It doesn't protect against corrupt files, deleted files, etc.

If you insist on doing this, you can set up the array in the BIOS. Your manual will show you the exact steps on how to configure the array before you start to install Windows 7.
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13 Aug 2012   #3
whoistheeric

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That's a lot of money to waste for the second SSD. You'd be better off getting an external drive and keeping your system backed up to that. Always remember, RAID is not a backup. It doesn't protect against corrupt files, deleted files, etc.

If you insist on doing this, you can set up the array in the BIOS. Your manual will show you the exact steps on how to configure the array before you start to install Windows 7.
so you think it better to get a small home office sever(NAS?) and store the data on there? if so, any good sever in mind?

Thanks!!!!
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13 Aug 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A server could work, especially if you have multiple computers, so you can centralize your data. If you only have one computer, you could just get a good external drive. You can buy servers from HP and some other vendors, but I've always found it to be much cheaper to re-use older parts and make my own.
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