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RAID0 setup without Windows reinstall. Good idea?

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Hey guys, I'm running a system with 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drives. I bought one after the other so I never really installed them together, hence not having them in RAID0. I was able to switch from AMD to Intel mobos/CPUs without a reinstall pretty easily, and there weren't any drawbacks of doing so. I have a tonne of stuff on my PC that is bit hard to get from external to internal drives and requires a lot of time installing. I would really like to maybe move to a RAID0 setup with my two drives but apart from it being worth it, I don't really have an external HDD big enough to create a system image of my OS drive with all my stuff to. Would you guys advise against or for configuring a RAID0 setup in this circumstance, and would there be any drawbacks or major advantages? My system isn't slow. I boot in probably just under 30 seconds, I'm just looking a little bit more maybe in the application loading side of things if it's an accessible and easy solution.

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If you could find a way to add the drives to an array and retain the data, I would be impressed.

Usually for making these types of moves you will have to store your image somewhere else, and then apply it back to the array once it's established.
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Best thing to do is SSD.

Second best is by using intel Rapid Storage Tech control center and migrate to a RAID 0 array from your non raid config. You have to make sure the sata mode is changed to RAID first.

Check my RAID set up guide in the stickies.
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