Installing new hard drive(s)

Wd Caviar black 1tb hard drive
December 3, 2009 at 19:25:05
Specs: Windows 7
Have RAID 0 setup currently gong to get new better HD
whats the best way to get the info from old HD to new
one(s)New drive will be the caviar blcak WD 1tb

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December 13, 2009 at 10:41:58
Guess the web is useless for info or help ???

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December 13, 2009 at 11:19:54
You original thread does not appear on the site so no one could respond. I can't say what might have happened.

Now, to respond to your question I would have to say that you have not supplied enough information. No hardware specs.

I am not sure if you can clone a RAID 0 array or not but without knowing the motherboard we don't even know if you have the ports available to connect 4 drives.

Why are you running RAID 0 anyway? There is no data protection so why don't you just remove the old drives and setup a new RAID 0 array using the new drives. I think any data on a single drive can be sent to a RAID 0 arrray and it will be written partially to both.

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December 13, 2009 at 11:35:27
Wow someone with info thats amazing thanks a ton.Ok its a
brand new system and I amin my first go around of designing
and building so basically Im pretty confused with hardware
stuff.Iam pretty sure I can run at least 6 HDs .Is ex58-ud4p
motherboard. Oh I see now that I posted completely
incorrectly too yeesh.Basically my problem is that the 250
gig 8Mb cache HDs that came with system is first place to
start upgrading. I thought RAID 0 would make it faster with
these HDs.Pretty much no point in running Raid 0 by itself I
have gathered.The real ISSUE I have is I wasnt sure if I could
re-install windows with the manufacturer recovery disc or just
do a clean install with my Win7 Upgrade disc. And yes I am
almost completely clueless. The new idea was to just put in
1 nice big HD WD 1Tb 32 cache and drop the whole RAID
array since it really doesnt do anything beneficial.I am pretty
poor so I cant afford to start over and go RAID 0+1 with the
newer hardware .

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December 13, 2009 at 12:38:14
Why do you need to upgrade the drives that came with the system? If you have more SATA ports and 500GB of storage is not enough you can add more drives later.

I gather this is a custom built computer? Then you already have a FULL version of a compatible version of Windows?

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December 13, 2009 at 14:00:02
was built by cyberpower have manufacturers disc for vista 64 bit
and win7 64 bit upgrade disc. The HD seem like a weak link in
my system by the info I have researched , even on the windows
performance rating they hit 5.9 out of 7.9.

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December 13, 2009 at 15:05:20
You are reading too much.

In most instances you would not notice an appreciable difference in the speed of those two drives. A lot of it depends on what you are doing on the computer.

Do you feel there is a problem with performance with your computer as a whole? Don't read numbers. They need to be put in perspective.

Making a smaller primary partition will speed up access times. The buffer size only matters if it is too small. Doesn't help if larger than needed.

If you really want to speed up things buy a solid state drive for your OS. Very fast and very pricey.

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