Quote:Doesn't matter when you connect the new drive. You just need to change the SATA mode to RAID before you do anything else.
Quote:I wouldn't trust the Windows backup and restore for this, people have had issues with it. Honestly just using the Intel control center and migrating the drives to a RAID 0 works great, no need to create a system image and restore.
2. instead of image from acronis is it possible to use the image created (RAID) in W7 backup and restore?
Quote:In disk management in Windows.
3.which tab to expand OS drive, is it in BIOS or W7?