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Windows 7: Does my HP pavillion DVt7 (costumized) support RAID?

22 Nov 2011   #1
achklex3xx

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Does my HP pavillion DVt7 (costumized) support RAID?

This issue has been bothering me for quite some time.. i cant seem to find out whether my laptop supports RAID.. my laptop

dv7t Quad Ed
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM (2.3 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 6570 GDDR5 graphics [HDMI, VGA]
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
2TB 5400RPM Dual Hard Drive (1TB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)


Thanks!
-Alex


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22 Nov 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

According to this thread, there is no RAID for that laptop: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo...ID/td-p/201754
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22 Nov 2011   #3
achklex3xx

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

hmm.. I did some more research and i realized HP does not support Hardware RAID but it has a built in software Raid. Unfortunately, because of my lack of knowledge on setting up RAID.. im hopeless in either case.. Maybe if someone has time they can step me through setup.

Thanks otherwise
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23 Nov 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why do you want to use RAID? What do you hope to gain over doing image backups?
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24 Nov 2011   #5
achklex3xx

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

i was hoping i could increase disk performance.
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25 Nov 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Unlikely to make any difference from what I've read in various places, including some posts here. You would get a significant, noticeable performance increase by moving to 7200RPM drives od even 10,000RPM if they are available for laptops.
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26 Dec 2011   #7
deihmos

windows 7 64bit
 
 

The amount of incorrect info I read on this forum is high. Raid 0 specifically will double your read and write of a single hard drive or SSD . Unfortunately Windows 7 does not support this for the boot drive while Mac os and linux does. So you cannot use raid 0 on the laptop since it does not have hardware raid. Also known a gain raid. The option would be in the bios.
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