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I currently have my OS (win 7) installed on a Samsung 830 128GB SSD. I ordered another that is on its way. I would like to put them in a fakeRAID 0 array for my boot drive. Is there a good way to do this without having to do a fresh install of the OS? After getting the array set up, I will most likely be upgrading to 8. Both drives are 128GB 830s
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I did this using Acronis True Image Plus Pack 2013. I created a sector-by-sector backup on an external drive and used the plus pack's ability to restore the image to a dissimilar hardware config (which is necessary or you'll get BSODs on boot.) Once I got it restored to the new RAID 0 array, I extended the partition to fill out the new array.
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Easy solution.

Set up Guide:
  1. If you are not in RAID mode change your SATA mode to RAID, guide here: (link)
  2. The once changed/set to RAID install the Intel rapid storage technology driver: (link)
  3. When installing click the Install the Control Center as well
  4. Then open the Intel Control center, go to Create > Select RAID 0 > select both drives and choose to keep data from the old drive > continue and create it.
  5. Once made it will build the array without losing any data.
  6. let it finish building the array before you restart, if you restart before then it will have to rebuild again.
  7. Go to disk management once it is finished and expand the OS partition if you used a RAID level other than RAID 1.
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post #4 of 5
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That actually sounds like pretty easy and straightforward process. Which leads me to question its reliability. Nothing has been that easy with this machine
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I probably spoke too soon. I must have done something wrong, because I didn't have the option to preserve my data. I have most of it on a recent back up, so it's not that big of a deal. I just have to download some things like CCleaner and Prime95 again.


Everything seems to be working great. One thing I did notice though, my boot times are slower. After post, it hangs at initializing windows for a few seconds before the flag appears. Is this normal?
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