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I received my second ssd today and was thinking how to raid 0 them. I've been using one as my os drive and to hold a few apps and games.

Do I have to install windows on a different HD and then raid the two ssds?

Is this the only way to raid 0 my two ssds?
    
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If you plan on using the SSD RAID 0 as your OS drive, then you will have to reinstall your OS.
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I received my second ssd today and was thinking how to raid 0 them. I've been using one as my os drive and to hold a few apps and games.

Do I have to install windows on a different HD and then raid the two ssds?

Is this the only way to raid 0 my two ssds?
You can build a RAID array and then install your OS on it, but you will be losing TRIM.

I've had my OS on a SSD RAID 0 array with 3 SSDs since December '10.
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Can I raid the two ssds without an OS installed?
    
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I believe you can make an image of your OS with Acronis True Image or similar software and then after creating RAID array "restore" the image. Never done myself so let someone else confirm this.
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Can I raid the two ssds without an OS installed?
Totally. You can have a RAID array with the SSDs without the OS installed on it, and the OS on another drive. But if you're going to just use the SSDs for storage, and maybe to install programs on, then I'd recommend just leaving them separate, so that they can get the TRIM command.
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Can I raid the two ssds without an OS installed?
If you just plan on using them for storage, just leave them seperate. They will still run fast, but without the liability of having a RAID 0 fail on you.
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Ok I used EASEUS to create a clone and I see it in my computer label as "A". So do I need to drag A to an external hd that is bootable and create the raid array for the two ssd then apply the image I created?
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I'm not sure how a RAID would take a single drive clone. I was going to suggest that, but I have no experience or basis with it.

Go for it, it can't hurt.
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Ok I used EASEUS to create a clone and I see it in my computer label as "A". So do I need to drag A to an external hd that is bootable and create the raid array for the two ssd then apply the image I created?
I also don't know how to do it, only ever having done a fresh install onto RAID arrays. But there are two gospel-like SSD threads where I bet you can find the answer:

1)
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html

2)
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html
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