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i do have a question. is there a guide floating around here on how to set up a raid 0 array? i know the concequences of the raid 0 but i have an image backup, so im not worried if something happens. i want to pick up another 60gb force gt and pair it with the one i already have.
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post #103 of 5384
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Originally Posted by firestorm1;15538137 
i do have a question. is there a guide floating around here on how to set up a raid 0 array? i know the concequences of the raid 0 but i have an image backup, so im not worried if something happens. i want to pick up another 60gb force gt and pair it with the one i already have.

I'll either find one or make one lol.

All you need to do is set SATA to RAID, boot off your raid drivers cd, install/create array.

I think thats it lol, it's been a while. I'll look for a better guide wink.gif
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damn. didnt realize it was that simple lol. but i would be interested in reading whatever you find. im all for learning someting new.
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Originally Posted by firestorm1;15538220 
damn. didnt realize it was that simple lol. but i would be interested in reading whatever you find. im all for learning someting new.

I just got the best idea, read your mobo manual! XD

I remember that is what I did. lol

I'm still looking...I can't find anything "good" for AMD
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i did earlier. asus isnt known for being self explainatory lol. but ill go through it again and see if i missed something.
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post #107 of 5384
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Originally Posted by firestorm1;15538303 
i did earlier. asus isnt known for being self explainatory lol. but ill go through it again and see if i missed something.

Set up RAID for AMD:
  1. Change the HDD to Raid mode
  2. Then when you restart your PC hit Ctrl+I(maybe?), it will take you to raid setup menu
  3. Choose create a raid volume,
  4. Choose the device you wanna add to raid
  5. Then when you done choosing, hit enter, it will go to raid setup,
  6. Choose your raid type (Raid0 or Raid 1, whatever you wanna do).
  7. Give your raid volume a name and finish it

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BIOS settings are correct. Now once you enable RAID and reboot, when the RAID screen pops up and says press ctrl+l/g or whatever it is, do that. when the setup menu comes up, select create raid, once in this menu you can change the name of the config if you feel like as well as the size. Leave everything else the way it is (0-stripe / 128kb) and now save the config. Reboot and start reinstalling Windows 7. If Windows 7 doesn't pickup your RAID config have your RAID drivers ready (motherboard driver disc or the driver on a usb) and load driver (bottom left corner) if needed. If Windows 7 sees the config just continue installing and your done. Keep in mind Windows will see the drives as one drive when properly configured. So your 500's will show up as a 1TB (formatted to 931GB or whatever 1TB's format to).

Read this thread: http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives-storage/484367-guide-all-you-ever-wanted-know.html

Generally what you do lol
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sweet. sounds easy enough. thise ssd is blazing fast on its own, so i can only imagine having twice the speed when i get another one. biggrin.gif
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This tool
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1068948-awesome-tool-folder-hardlinks-junctions.html

I really liked this you may want to add something like this to your post.
This really helped me create links. and really freed up space on my SSD like I linked my itunes folder and iphone backup folders off the SSD and linked them to another drive. The biggest problem I had with SSD space was gone after I downloaded this I know can have one or two games on my SSD linked for a few weeks then link it off and put a different game linked to C: that I'm currently playing at the moment. Linking is in my opinion a essential with a SSD.
 
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Originally Posted by UNOE;15539674 
This tool
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1068948-awesome-tool-folder-hardlinks-junctions.html

I really liked this you may want to add something like this to your post.
This really helped me create links. and really freed up space on my SSD like I linked my itunes folder and iphone backup folders off the SSD and linked them to another drive. The biggest problem I had with SSD space was gone after I downloaded this I know can have one or two games on my SSD linked for a few weeks then link it off and put a different game linked to C: that I'm currently playing at the moment. Linking is in my opinion a essential with a SSD.

Thanks, I'll put in your thread wink.gif
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