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Windows 7: Encrypt, dynamic disks, & mirror (RAID 1)

14 Oct 2010   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Encrypt, dynamic disks, & mirror (RAID 1)

I have Home Windows 7 premium which means I cannot Encrypt, create dynamic disks, or mirror (RAID 1) my hard drives, so if this is true and I want to use any of these I need to go back to my Vista Ultimate?



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14 Oct 2010   #2
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

You don't HAVE to go back to Vista Ultimate, you can get an upgrade to Professional as an option.
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14 Oct 2010   #3
Pierre50

Windows 7 Pro, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Windows XP
 
 

Hmmm....

I would try a BIOS RAID 1 Setup, and see if the driver would install.

Ya know, it just might work!

Never have been a fan of software raid - too slow...

Good Luck!
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15 Oct 2010   #4
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Hardward RAID

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pierre50 View Post
Hmmm....

I would try a BIOS RAID 1 Setup, and see if the driver would install.

Ya know, it just might work!

Never have been a fan of software raid - too slow...

Good Luck!
So even if I have Home Premium I might be able to do a Hardware RAID 1. I'm building a new computer which might help?
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15 Oct 2010   #5
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pierre50 View Post
Hmmm....

I would try a BIOS RAID 1 Setup, and see if the driver would install.

Ya know, it just might work!

Never have been a fan of software raid - too slow...

Good Luck!
So even if I have Home Premium I might be able to do a Hardware RAID 1. I'm building a new computer which might help?
Nothing in any version of Windows, be it Vista, 7 or XP will prevent you from being able to use RAID done by the hardware. Windows just needs a driver so it can see the RAID setup properly and access it without performance issues.
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15 Oct 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hardware RAID1 serves little purpose, especially in a workstation environment, but if you insist on using it, at least set it up as an array using the controllers...not in Windows (software RAID...no thank you). This way, as long as the OS has controller drivers, you're fine...and Windows 7 will.

Honestly, if you are that concerned about data integrity, pull one of the drives and put it in an external housing, unless you do this already. If so, then you're just wasting one drive's worth of space.
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15 Oct 2010   #7
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Honestly, if you are that concerned about data integrity, pull one of the drives and put it in an external housing, unless you do this already. If so, then you're just wasting one drive's worth of space.[/QUOTE]

I know your right because I have so many backups you could throw away my computer and everything in my computer room and my OS and data would still be safe. I guess I am over doing it.
Thanks
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