how to make a raid disk

January 6, 2011 at 04:31:04
Specs: Windows 7 64 biy, c2dou 2.66, 8g
i got 1 t hardisk & want try raid 0 my hard disk before intalling 0s w7 64 bit. can any body help me?

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January 6, 2011 at 04:54:34
To make a RAID array of any kind you need at least two hard disks.

Having said that I would avoid RAID 0 like the plague. it will do nothing for you and make data recovery impossible in the event of one disk failing. That can be either a hardware failure or a software failure.

Read this to find out exactly what RAID is and if you really need it. The chances are you don't and any RAID is just an unnecessary complication.


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January 6, 2011 at 04:55:16
Unless you really need to run a raid array, I wouldn't advise it. Do you have two identical drives?

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January 6, 2011 at 06:36:29
Apparently you have no idea how RAID-0 works. You need two identical drives plus a motherboard that supports RAID.

Beginners Guides: Installing RAID on Desktop PCs

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January 6, 2011 at 08:13:25
Raid 0 is used to speed up drives. It is best used with a dedicated hardware raid controller chip/card and two identical drives.

I doubt there would be any real speed increase with the software type of raid arrays. They are simply not worth a darn unless you want to mirror the data for security.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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January 6, 2011 at 13:15:51
I did this a few years ago because everyone was going on about raid this and raid that. All was great until I had a psu fail on me. It didn't hurt the drives but I couldn't just run out and by a new psu at the moment so I had to fall back to an older computer that I had. I still needed data off of those drives though and it just wasn't happening. Since I had no raid capabilities in the older computer. Once I replaced the psu I backed up everything that ws needed and tossed my raid set up altogether. If you're just trying to get a little more performance it isn't worth it. You don't even have to have a drive failure to be unable to access your data.


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