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Windows 7: Upgrade from Single HDD to Raid 0

01 May 2012   #1

Ultimate Premium 64 bit
Upgrade from Single HDD to Raid 0

I cannot aford to buy SSDs yet and wanted to know how if at all I would clone my HDD to my Raid 0 Dynamic HDDs, windows wont install to them, and casper just overwrites one drive killing the dynamic setup and making a second single HDD clone.

I am using the trial edition of the current version of casper and trying to figure out if buying the full version would make a difference, the original drive is a 1.5TB and the two Dynamic Drive Array are 1TB, all seagates

I have 24GB of ram, a 2GB 550 Ti and a LGA1155 2.8GHz CPU running Win7 Ultimate Premium 64bit with a passive 3D LG monitor trying to run five game Accts simultaneously with TS3, Skype, GB3, Spybot and Logitech Services in the back ground

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02 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64

Hello and welcome I hope you enjoy your forum time.

Now about this Raid setup. If you look around the net you will find that the increase in performance is negligable, yet the risk of losing part of the set and therefore your entire system, is much higher than one drive bombing out on you.

I would not recommend this to anyone. However if you are determind the best way is likely to image your system using Macrium reflect and then 'restore' it back to the array.
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02 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

There is nothing to be gained and much to be lost by going to a Raid 0 array.

Seems that people think that Raid 0 is a magical performance improver. I suspect the disk manufacturers are the promulgators.

Raid 5 is an acceptable alternative, although you are then looking at a minimum of 3 physical drives.

Here is an article explaining Raid.

After reading that, then you will appreciate:
Humour: RAID Explained Visually - John Baker's BritBlog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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