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When you first set up RAID, when you create the array you lose all the data on the drive if there was any on it. You need to back it up first.


For clarification: Do you lose the data on the SSD (where windows and my other programs are), or the two drives I am adding (which don't have anything anyway) or all 3 drives?

Also, I read through the links but am still unsure of whether the SSD is considered part of the Raid array or not. I want to have all my programs on the SSD and only use the two other drives in a raid 1 to store my pictures, video, etc..... I have no plans of putting any of that data on the SSD.

Thanks again.... apologize for the newbness.
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Ok thanks sean,

I just tried installing one of my older Logitech Wingman Ruble Pads by using the G27 driver.

Here's the funny part. After the driver installation and hardware set up was complete the mouse pointer went all crazy on me running to the left of the screen LOL because of the throttle slider/driver hick up. I think I need to get all my Drivers installed and working properly first before I worry about OS Tweeks wink.gif

As Far as I remember the Momo Wheel drivers seemed to work pretty good w/my set up last OS instal. I want to get my drivers installed so that I can check that all my steam games are working as they should. Never know w/copy and past Steam Folders biggrin.gif
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When you first set up RAID, when you create the array you lose all the data on the drive if there was any on it. You need to back it up first.

For clarification: Do you lose the data on the SSD (where windows and my other programs are), or the two drives I am adding (which don't have anything anyway) or all 3 drives?

Also, I read through the links but am still unsure of whether the SSD is considered part of the Raid array or not. I want to have all my programs on the SSD and only use the two other drives in a raid 1 to store my pictures, video, etc..... I have no plans of putting any of that data on the SSD.
Thanks again.... apologize for the newbness.
Such a nub wub rolleyes.gif lol jk.

Good thing you asked.

So you have windows installed right now right?

Since you are not making the array with your current OS drive then you will have no data loss with it, unless you make a mistake and make the array with your current OS drive.

So what you need to do first if you have not is set the SATA mode to RAID mode. But you need to do a registry edit first. Look here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation

Once you do so then you can create the RAID array. When you do the drives in the array will lose any data on them currently. You need to back it up first. Then once the array is made and initialized just do this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227647/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-new-disk-for-use-in-windows-7#post_16684788
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Ok thanks sean,

I just tried installing one of my older Logitech Wingman Ruble Pads by using the G27 driver.

Here's the funny part. After the driver installation and hardware set up was complete the mouse pointer went all crazy on me running to the left of the screen LOL because of the throttle slider/driver hick up. I think I need to get all my Drivers installed and working properly first before I worry about OS Tweeks wink.gif

As Far as I remember the Momo Wheel drivers seemed to work pretty good w/my set up last OS instal. I want to get my drivers installed so that I can check that all my steam games are working as they should. Never know w/copy and past Steam Folders biggrin.gif

lol nice
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So is there any other benefits than mentioned on the first page "Configure drive using an UEFI motherboard and GPT format:"? I got 2 WD caviar black 640GB in raid0, should I install my windows 7 with GPT way?

poke.gif Anybody done speed tests GPT vs MBR? wave2.gif
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Originally Posted by MooMoo View Post

So is there any other benefits than mentioned on the first page "Configure drive using an UEFI motherboard and GPT format:"? I got 2 WD caviar black 640GB in raid0, should I install my windows 7 with GPT way?

poke.gif Anybody done speed tests GPT vs MBR? wave2.gif

Post looks familiar...

Look in the wikipedia for more info.

not really any speed difference.
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Good thing you asked.

So you have windows installed right now right?

Since you are not making the array with your current OS drive then you will have no data loss with it, unless you make a mistake and make the array with your current OS drive.

So what you need to do first if you have not is set the SATA mode to RAID mode. But you need to do a registry edit first. Look here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation

Once you do so then you can create the RAID array. When you do the drives in the array will lose any data on them currently. You need to back it up first. Then once the array is made and initialized just do this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227647/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-new-disk-for-use-in-windows-7#post_16684788]


Thanks once again Sean and +rep. The order of things is definitely more clear now. Glad to hear I'm not going to lose the data and programs on my SSD. And yes, I currently have windows installed on the SSD, which is my only drive right now (and I will not be including in the Raid it looks like).

Edit: +rep maybe.....can't see your's anymore. Did you reach a certain level of greatness where they no longer apply?? thumb.gifcheers.gif
Edited by Overclockname - 3/12/12 at 5:54pm
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Sean,

I disabled all power saving features, changed SATA cable but still no luck on the 4K with my Kingston V200. Do you have more suggestions? Maybe Kingston's controller has problems with incompressible data such as the SandForce controllers? Or maybe this SSD has even SandForce controllers biggrin.gif They say it's JMicron but whatever..

Also, when I ran Windows Experience Index I get 5.9 for my Primary Hard Disk which is an improvement of 0.1 biggrin.gif compared to my previous hard disk. I tried the part of your guide "Fix W.E.I. scores reporting wrong:" but still no luck. Can I do something else about it? Can this be anyhow related to the poor 4K performance?
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Sean,

Installing Windows tomorrow on my new GPT Raid 0 array. In your MBR section you recommend using a 1024 alignment for Raid 0, but in the GPT section you just say to use 4096. Which would you choose for a 240GB GPT Raid 0 array on two Intel 520 SSDs? Thank you for your time!
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Originally Posted by Overclockname View Post


Thanks once again Sean and +rep. The order of things is definitely more clear now. Glad to hear I'm not going to lose the data and programs on my SSD. And yes, I currently have windows installed on the SSD, which is my only drive right now (and I will not be including in the Raid it looks like).

Edit: +rep maybe.....can't see your's anymore. Did you reach a certain level of greatness where they no longer apply?? thumb.gifcheers.gif

haha, yea I am now the Storage Editor! biggrin.gif

No more rep mad.gif
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Sean,

I disabled all power saving features, changed SATA cable but still no luck on the 4K with my Kingston V200. Do you have more suggestions? Maybe Kingston's controller has problems with incompressible data such as the SandForce controllers? Or maybe this SSD has even SandForce controllers biggrin.gif They say it's JMicron but whatever..

Also, when I ran Windows Experience Index I get 5.9 for my Primary Hard Disk which is an improvement of 0.1 biggrin.gif compared to my previous hard disk. I tried the part of your guide "Fix W.E.I. scores reporting wrong:" but still no luck. Can I do something else about it? Can this be anyhow related to the poor 4K performance?
IDK, maybe change the SATA cable? Change the SATA port?

I swear I've seen much better results with that drive.
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Sean,

Installing Windows tomorrow on my new GPT Raid 0 array. In your MBR section you recommend using a 1024 alignment for Raid 0, but in the GPT section you just say to use 4096. Which would you choose for a 240GB GPT Raid 0 array on two Intel 520 SSDs? Thank you for your time!
GPT RAID 0 use 4096. thumb.gif
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Just tried the registry hack for program files. Didnt seem to work for me. I still had to tell every program/game i installed to do it on D: instead of C:
On top of that a few things failed to work. Internet explorer but i found i could change the loction and that was fine.
But also windows sidebar gadgets, couldnt find a work around for that one so ive ended up setting my reg bk to C:
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