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Old 02-10-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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OK, so I am getting a second hard drive to run RAID 0 and I was wondering if you can set up a RAID 0 format with data already on one drive. Or will that just mess everything up? Help please.
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OK, so I am getting a second hard drive to run RAID 0 and I was wondering if you can set up a RAID 0 format with data already on one drive. Or will that just mess everything up? Help please.
From what I hear you have to reinstall fresh.
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From what I understand, you'll need to reformat the drive and start fresh when setting up a RAID array.
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Crap! Oh well. I guess it will come to that. Thanks though.
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Just put all of your stuff on an external hard drive, or something.
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yeah. i have an 8 gig flash, but that should be enough.
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You could also use a tool like http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/ and make regular scheduled images to your second hard drive and skip the whole RAID idea. =)
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but I kind of wanted to use RAID 0.
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but I kind of wanted to use RAID 0.
For the increase in read/write speed?

Ok. If you want to boot from this RAID array then you will need to do a full install and have a copy of the RAID driver on floppy or a flash drive.
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Oh radio 0 ... heh.... Well just make sure that you data is backed up if you are going to run the stripe array!
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