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Windows 7: RAID 0 and Imaging Query

08 Feb 2011   #1
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
RAID 0 and Imaging Query

Hi,

I have a couple of queries on my planned RAID 0 setup. First off, I'm showing my WEI score on why I'd like to do this.

RAID 0 and Imaging Query-wei.png

Judging by this, we all know that my 80 GB Seagate 7200 RPM is the bottleneck of my system. A SSD drive is out of the question since it's too expensive for my budget. I can get the 80GB drive, which is exactly like mine for $10 and my motherboard supports RAID 0. Will there be a significant improvement? Will the size be around 160 GB?

If I end up actually doing this, my main concern is not to reinstall the OS. I understand that you need to fully reformat the drives before setting them up for RAID.

Is there any free or paid Imaging software that can image my 80 GB drive at it's current state, set up RAID then restore the image to the new RAID 0 setup? Thanks in advance.




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08 Feb 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I suggest you read up on RAID levlels...there is virtually no performance gain at RAID 0 so you probably want RAID1 (if you want to limit yourself to 2 disks.

Standard RAID levels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

-DG
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08 Feb 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

At most, you are going to increase from 5.7 to 5.9. An SSD is the only real way to see a large improvement.
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09 Feb 2011   #4
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
I suggest you read up on RAID levlels...there is virtually no performance gain at RAID 0 so you probably want RAID1 (if you want to limit yourself to 2 disks.

Standard RAID levels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

-DG
Thanks, but I just watched a video, which was much easier to understand

http://www.youtube.com/v/zpvUQUIzNDA

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
At most, you are going to increase from 5.7 to 5.9. An SSD is the only real way to see a large improvement.
If that's the case, then I won't go through the hassle. I guess the only way is to wait for the prices of SSDs to go down a bit

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Thanks to both of you. Rep Added.
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