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Can I make a perfect clone of my HD before making RAID?

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I'm looking to put my HDs in RAID0
Now I'm wondering if it's possible to make a perfect clone of the HD with my OS on it, then make the array and restore the clone like nothing changed?

To explain it in greater detail basically I have a bunch of HDs.
2 SSDs (just bought one from a friend, hence my question) which have OS installed.
2 1TB HDs stuffed with games
1 2TB HD for fraps

So I want to make a back-up of my OS drive (111GB btw), store that on my 2TB HD or whatever -> make a RAID0 array with those SSDs -> put the back up back -> Have OS working without register flaws or other shenanigans.

Is such a thing possible? and how?
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post #2 of 7
Yes, it's possible.
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any recommendations for software?
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post #4 of 7
Acronis True Image (my favorite). Or Comodo (my second choice for these types of tasks).
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Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
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post #5 of 7
A perfect clone is made from outside windows, so CloneZilla is what you need.
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post #6 of 7
Clonezilla works too, but to imply that Acronis or Comodo wont or cant do basic disk clones of MBR OS disks is miss-information. Any of the three programs can make "perfect" clones of basic disks including those that contain the MBR and operating system. And both do it it outside of the Windows environment.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
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post #7 of 7
Nobody implies or missinforms anything, we're just stating our opinions, if your experience tells you otherwise, good for you, or maybe you need to see outside your sandbox and realise there are many scenarios where your foolproof method simply does not work and need to seek other options.
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