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Do you need empty drives to create a Raid0 array?

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I currently have a WD1002FAEX, and want to buy an extra identical drive for a Raid0 array.

Will i need to backup the data from my current drive and format it?

OR

Can i just throw the new drive in and the data will be automatically distributed and striped by the controller?
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You will have to back up first. Creating a raid array will format both drives.
 
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You will have to back up first. Creating a raid array will format both drives.
Thank you very much for a concise and to-the-point answer
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No problem, I just remember looking for the same answer not to long ago when I decided on my first raid array. Plus a clean install of windows is always good.
 
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No problem, I just remember looking for the same answer not to long ago when I decided on my first raid array. Plus a clean install of windows is always good.
I might not bother until i get my new motherboard then
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