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hello Guys,

i need you help on this, first i'm planning to install a new SSD drive with the same specs and brand as my SSD boot drive but my problem is how can I configure both SSD drives to run in RAID 0 mode as i wanted to expand the capacity of my 128GB SSD to 256GB without reinstalling or formatting my old SSD drive which is my current boot drive? I've already made a back up of my current system. wink.gif

I've seen seans guide to switch from ACHI to RAID mode but my question is if i add a physical drive with the same capacity as mentioned above, how do i add a new SSD to my current setup to expand my drive capacity and W7 recognized as a single drive?

my system specs: on my sig

motherboard - ASUS X58 Sabertooth
Boot drive - 1 x 128Gb Crucial M4
Back up drive - 2 x 500GB blue caviar


your help is very much appreciated,

znarf
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Lets just get this right,

You have 1 128GB drive

You want to add another 128GB drive

You want to move into RAID0

You don't want to rebuild (not possible)

If you are wanting to use RAID0 you will need to trash the install on there first, it's the only way to do it since RAID0 will actually split out the data across both drives meaning that you could have a single file on two drives depending on size.

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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Lets just get this right,
You have 1 128GB drive
You want to add another 128GB drive
You want to move into RAID0
You don't want to rebuild (not possible)
If you are wanting to use RAID0 you will need to trash the install on there first, it's the only way to do it since RAID0 will actually split out the data across both drives meaning that you could have a single file on two drives depending on size.
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^ what this wise man said. thumb.gif

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Noobs! Actually, you should be able to migrate from a non array to a RAID 0 array with the Intel Rapid storage control center.

More info and links on it here: http://communities.intel.com/thread/28670

I've done it myself with my 2 500GB secondary drives. Went from 1 with data on it to a RAID 0 array without losing data. tongue.gif

Since you are in AHCI mode now what you need to do is change to RAID mode. Reinstall the IRST driver and control center. Do the restarts and what not. Then go to the create tab and expand your OS drive to a RAID 0 there.

You can also just make a system image, create the array in the BIOS, restore the image and it should work. I've done that with acronis true image.
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Noobs! Actually, you should be able to migrate from a non array to a RAID 0 array with the Intel Rapid storage control center.
More info and links on it here: http://communities.intel.com/thread/28670
I've done it myself with my 2 500GB secondary drives. Went from 1 with data on it to a RAID 0 array without losing data. tongue.gif
Since you are in AHCI mode now what you need to do is change to RAID mode. Reinstall the IRST driver and control center. Do the restarts and what not. Then go to the create tab and expand your OS drive to a RAID 0 there.
You can also just make a system image, create the array in the BIOS, restore the image and it should work. I've done that with acronis true image.

I'd personally do the image. All I said was he would need to trash the drives, I never mentioned image restores which I probably should have done....

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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Noobs! Actually, you should be able to migrate from a non array to a RAID 0 array with the Intel Rapid storage control center.
More info and links on it here: http://communities.intel.com/thread/28670
I've done it myself with my 2 500GB secondary drives. Went from 1 with data on it to a RAID 0 array without losing data. tongue.gif
Since you are in AHCI mode now what you need to do is change to RAID mode. Reinstall the IRST driver and control center. Do the restarts and what not. Then go to the create tab and expand your OS drive to a RAID 0 there.
You can also just make a system image, create the array in the BIOS, restore the image and it should work. I've done that with acronis true image.

I'd personally do the image. All I said was he would need to trash the drives, I never mentioned image restores which I probably should have done....

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I just did the migration for my OS SSD and a secondary SSD in the Intel control center and it worked great. It stripes the data automatically after you create your array too.
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Nice,

I'd still do the image... lol biggrin.gif

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hello Sean,

thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. I will be installing my new SSD perhaps a day from now, and just one more question after resetting to RAID or before resetting to RAID,

1. do i need to connect the new disk first?
2. instead of image from acronis is it possible to use the image created (RAID) in W7 backup and restore?
3.which tab to expand OS drive, is it in BIOS or W7? tongue.gif

many thanks,

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hello Sean,
thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. I will be installing my new SSD perhaps a day from now, and just one more question after resetting to RAID or before resetting to RAID,
1. do i need to connect the new disk first?
2. instead of image from acronis is it possible to use the image created (RAID) in W7 backup and restore?
3.which tab to expand OS drive, is it in BIOS or W7? tongue.gif
many thanks,
znarf

Hi man

I've been speaking to sean about this actually..

1. Yes, you'll need to connect the new disk first
2. I wouldn't have thought so to be honest, I think if you "Procure" a copy of acronis you'll be much better off
3 When you expand the drive I believe it's done within windows, you'll have a single raid0 array, with your C:\ on there, it is that drive you expand to encompass your entire volume.

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