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I am trying to configure a RAID 0 but not for my OS, or as my main drive. More of a storage/dump for STEAM games. I am using it as a storage for my video games. I have a 1 256 GB SSD that I am using as my main drive for my OS and my favorite games. I know I can configure RAID through OS or through BIOS, or through hardware. What would be the optimal RAID? Currently I have a RAID 0 through the OS. This is a problem since I am trying to copy an image into the RAID but the GHOST.exe program doesn't detect it as 1 drive when I go to ghost it. I guess it's because the RAID is done in the OS, and I can't access the OS while I am using the GHOST.EXE since its runs off a bootable usb. If I do it through BIOS, the GHOST.EXE detects the raid as 1 drive and I am able to ghost it but I cannot get windows to run off my SSD since I put the SATA in RAID drives and my SSD is in ACHI drive.

My other concern is to do the raid through the BIOS and change the SATA to RAID instead of ACHI. My question is will I be able to install Windows 7 on my SSD in RAID SATA even though I am not using the RAID for my SSD? I don't know how Windows 7 handles this. I know Windows XP on default installs on the IDE drives, and I couldnt figure out a way to change it to SATA. So I had to change my marvel connectors to use IDE drives anytime I wanted to boot from my Windows XP drive. I think Windows install on default through ACHI drives. I don't know if this would be an issue.

Any suggestions on any of the problems I have would be of great help!
Edited by Rapcher - 9/9/12 at 1:40pm
    
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