Solved Setup OS on SSD and RAID 0 on 2 HDD's

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July 26, 2015 at 13:33:31
Specs: Win8.1, Intel Core i5 4690K
RAID 0 with 2 HDD's and a SSD for OS.

I just built a new system with a Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H. I want to set it up to run the OS (Windows 8.1 and upgrade to Windows 10 tomorrow) off of the SSD and Data backed up on the 2 Mechanical drives in a RAID 0 array. How do I make this happen?


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July 26, 2015 at 18:42:52
No form of RAID ever devised is a legitimate replacement for maintaining backups. RAID 1 will provide protection only from drive failure and even that cannot be relied on. It provides no protection whatsoever from other types of data loss, and there are quite a few.

The purpose of RAID 1 is to maintain access to your data in the event of a drive failure. Drive replacement can then be deferred until a more convenient time. This a a big deal on a busy server but the cost is often difficult to justify on a workstation. Not a bad idea but don't think of it as a backup.



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July 26, 2015 at 14:56:38
What do you mean "Data backed up on the 2 mechanical drives"? Do you mean the main copy of the data is elsewhere and the RAID 0 array is going to be used just to back it up? Given the decreased reliability of a RAID 0 array that would be a pretty dumb setup (speed not being an important factor for backups).

If the RAID 0 array is to be the primary place to store the data then make sure that you have a good backup plan to store copies of it elsewhere, unless you really don't care about data loss.


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July 26, 2015 at 15:15:38
RAID 0... Asking for trouble..

With two drives use RAID 1 - aka mirroring... That way of one drive fails and the other is still intact then so is your data. A replacement drive can/will be "re-imaged" by the drive that didn't fail.

See this brief RAID description:

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/08...

And even with RAID 1 or more system... wise to have it backedup as well to a stand alone disk, which is kept safe regularly updated.


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July 26, 2015 at 15:30:52
I apologize. I meant RAID 1. Long 2 weeks. just got married. I meant a mirrored array to be the primary backup on the system.

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July 26, 2015 at 18:42:52
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No form of RAID ever devised is a legitimate replacement for maintaining backups. RAID 1 will provide protection only from drive failure and even that cannot be relied on. It provides no protection whatsoever from other types of data loss, and there are quite a few.

The purpose of RAID 1 is to maintain access to your data in the event of a drive failure. Drive replacement can then be deferred until a more convenient time. This a a big deal on a busy server but the cost is often difficult to justify on a workstation. Not a bad idea but don't think of it as a backup.


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