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Hello everyone,

Have a simple and quick question. I just purchased two SSD and when I get back from vacation I will set them up to RAID 0. My two questions are can I RAID them correctly before installing window 7 pro or does the OS need to be installed first? My second questions is when I get them set up for gaming purposes, do i just install the game on the main SSD and everything else on the second SSD? The reason I'm asking is because I don't know were the motherboard needs to be installed, drivers, video card, and so forth. First time doing this and I want to make sure everything is perfect and I'm asking because there is no post based on this.

Thanks for reading hope I can get some help.

Thanks,
Irnewb
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Typically you setup RAID at a hardware level, so if you're using an Intel chipset for the raid, you go into the BIOS and set the controller to the raid setting. Then when the system starts, but before it starts booting from a disk or the hard drive, it will ask you to push a button combination to enter raid setup. I think its Ctrl+I for intels. Select the 2 drives, say RAID 0 and its all good to go.

Then when you install windows it will give you the option at some point to install additional drivers. Its sometime around when you need to select which drive to install on. You need to get the pre-install driver for the device you're using to control your raid array (manufacturer's website), and put it on a USB stick (uncompressed, no ZIP files) so you can add it then. Then you can install windows.
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