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So, trying to help set up a raid for a friend.

Want to mirror hard drives so that if one goes out, everything is backed up to the second hard drive.

Few questions.

If they have win7 home premium, then do we have to reformat and do a hardware raid?

And if a hard drive goes out in a hardware raid, will there be some sort of notification to let us know the hard drive went out?

If it requires a format to install it the first time... would it require a reformat to reset it up?
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You will have to re-format if you want to enable a proper RAID setup.

You might be somehow able to bodge Windows into working, but I wouldn't bother.
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