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Windows 7: How can I build a basic W7-Pro 64B Hardware Raid-0 System?

20 Nov 2017   #11
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Thank you for the response.

But given what I would like to do, will the Cloning, Backup/Recovery options work?

Best regards,

Mike Lynch


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21 Nov 2017   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You will have a array that works like a disk with the double size of the individual disks and you can do ALL operations you do on a disk (format, copy, install, clone etc).
The main problem is that you're going to clone a system disk from one computer and install it on another computer. One is Gateway and the other is a HP. It won't activate. You will have to insert the HP COA key to activate.

To clone the Gateway disk, that is very old and has a lot of trash, is the worst you can do.
You should install the software you need on the HP and then move your data.
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21 Nov 2017   #13
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Excellent reply.

I had not thought of that.

Today, I will have the POS Software Vendor move the POS Application over to the HP System.

It is currently W7-Pro-64 on a single drive.

Once there, I will try the cloning process to Raid-0.

I need to order the Raid Controller so that will be several days, most likely next week.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
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23 Nov 2017   #14
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
The Move to the HP is 90% complete.

The Move went well, however some 'pieces' aren't quite functional.

The POS System is working and we now have one day under our belt on the HP.

A few of the peripherals need some attention.

Our Shelf Label Printer is not operational on the HP.

The custom software that it requires needs a 'tweak' to function.

We needed to send the Printer to the Software Vendor to allow them to 'tweak' it.

It left our Store yesterday and should be back in about ten days.

I am hoping to order the Raid Controller this Friday, looking for a better price.

I'll keep the Forum Posted as we make further progress.

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
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02 Jan 2018   #15
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Many things seem to get in the way when you can see the end results.

The Label Printer was damaged in transit.
The tech at the Software Vendor was still able to use it to 'fix' the Label Printing Application.
UPS is still in the process of determining when and how they will replace it, check or new printer.
The printer is still available so I hope they just send us a new one.

An additional 'problem' emerged as we run the POS Software to run our business.
One, yes, just one function takes +- one minute and thirty seconds to execute.
We had the POS Software Vendor 'dial' in and observe this in real time.
They attributed it to a Hardware problem from the Client to the Server.
They tried it on the Server and it completed instantly.
They recommended a new Cat5 Cable or a new Router.

I tried a new Cat5 Cable with no change in the symptoms.
I tried the new Cat5 Cable in a different Router Port with no change in the symptoms.
I then decide that if every other function that the POS Software does executes instantly, it's not hardware.

An important Tech from the Software Company is returning to work after A two week Christmas Vacation. I have a lot of confidence in him and I hope I can get some of his time this week. If he 'sees' what is happening, one way or another, it will be fixed.

With the above going on and us in our busy season, I have not made any progress on the Raid. I thought if I moved forward with it, it might cloud the solution to the slow response time of the one function.

Thanks for your feedback and patients.
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02 Jan 2018   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open device manager to see if there is any Yellow alerts of missing drivers.
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