Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric
Good luck with any of those scenarios. That isn't meant as a flame but more as a reality check.
Some (expensive) dedicated RAID cards will rebuild an array etc but most motherboard onboard RAID setups will make you start from scratch if a drive fails. I'm no expert but my advice to you is to backup, make an image, before you try to do what you proposed.
I have a tutorial to create array with two new HDDs, copy an image of the existing drive to it and then boot from RAID array, but that is seems to be the only scenario that is going to work.
Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Why do you want to RAID your Windows 7? We see nothing but problems with RAID here.
I am hearing controversial opinions about RAIDs these days and not really sure yet.
What I need to do is have a copy of my HDD in case my current HDD fails so I can boot from the mirror drive asap without rebuilding anything.
Is there any other option available except RAID 1?