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Windows 7: Windows & AUSU G71 2-HDD RAID?

22 Nov 2009   #1
zBusterCB87

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows & AUSU G71 2-HDD RAID?

Hi,
I have a gaming laptop I bought about 1 month ago...
It is an ASUS G71
It came with Western Digital 500 gb 7200RPM drive...
I added a Segate 500 gb 7200 rpm drive in the second slot underneath....

I cannot find anywhere in the Bios to make both drives work in raid...
And I am having trouble finding a way to do this in the software also...
I have windows 7 home premium and eventually I'll get windows 7 ultimate when the price comes down.....

I'm deciding raid1 for mirroring. I just cannot find where to do it... :/
And is there is any software for windows that's free, I cant even find something to buy......lol All i get is random commerical sights trying to tell about raid setups....

And, if I do get software to make raid1 for mirroring, if my OS hard drive fails, will i still be able to boot from my mirrored drive?
It would be nice

I was wondering what everyone else thinks...
And, I'd rather not reinstall my operating system....

Thanks for your time,
zBuster


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24 Nov 2009   #2
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Articles here: Windows Software RAID Guide

It's gonna be slow, but it is possible from within Windows. Never have done it myself tho'
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07 Jan 2010   #3
martine02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits
 
 
Asus g71 raid

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zBusterCB87 View Post
Hi,
I have a gaming laptop I bought about 1 month ago...
It is an ASUS G71
It came with Western Digital 500 gb 7200RPM drive...
I added a Segate 500 gb 7200 rpm drive in the second slot underneath....

I cannot find anywhere in the Bios to make both drives work in raid...
And I am having trouble finding a way to do this in the software also...
I have windows 7 home premium and eventually I'll get windows 7 ultimate when the price comes down.....

I'm deciding raid1 for mirroring. I just cannot find where to do it... :/
And is there is any software for windows that's free, I cant even find something to buy......lol All i get is random commerical sights trying to tell about raid setups....

And, if I do get software to make raid1 for mirroring, if my OS hard drive fails, will i still be able to boot from my mirrored drive?
It would be nice

I was wondering what everyone else thinks...
And, I'd rather not reinstall my operating system....

Thanks for your time,
zBuster
You can create RAID by selection the option in BIOS.
1: when bootung, hit F2 to access BIOS and select RAID configuration
2: save by F10 and reboot.
3: when booting, hit F2, than You will for a few second see the disks, hit 'CTRL' + 'I' to create RAID. here You can select striping / mirroring.
Than save
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