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Windows 7: Configuring RAID0 post install of Windows


25 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
Configuring RAID0 post install of Windows

I installed Windows 7 Pro (64bit) and all applications including games, around 200GB in total. Working fine .

Can I now create RAID0 without loosing the complete install / data

If yes, seeking advice on the steps to configure RAID0 by adding an additional disk.

Computer specs:
Core i7-920
6GB OCZ 1600MHz DDR-III RAM
Asus 4870X2 Graphics
CoolerMaster HAF932
CoolerMaster 1100W PSU
ViewSonic 2835WM Monitor
Seagate 320GB (SATA) HDD - Primary HDD (Boot)
WD Cavair Black 1TB HDD - Data backup disk
Seagate 320GB (SATA) HDD - just added to system & want to configure this disk as RAID0 to boot disk

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pratul View Post
Can I now create RAID0 without loosing the complete install / data
I'm not aware of any way to do this unless you have some really high end RAID controller card...and even then I am not sure how this could be done.

Looks like if you want to RAID0 stripe, you are going to be rebuilding and reinstalling. The real question is whether the performance gain from a RAID0 is worth the risk. (because if either of the drives fail, you lose ALL of the data from both of them).
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

The real question is whether the performance gain from a RAID0 is worth the risk. (because if either of the drives fail, you lose ALL of the data from both of them).[/QUOTE]

The 1TB WD Cavair is only for backup as I use Acronis 2010 which is scheduled for daily incremental and weekly full backup.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, there you go. You have prepared for a possible disaster. So many people do not.
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