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Clone C drive to new raid 0 array

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Basically I've got a second ocz vertex drive, looking to use raid 0 and stripe them, mainly for increased size

I'm trying to clone my c drive, managed to clone it to a separate partition on my terabyte drive

How would I go about copying this all to the new striped array when i set of up?

I have been using a DVD copy of paragon to copy it all

I guess the main question would be, when setting up a raid through bios do you have to format the drives after they are joint or would it leave it as unallocated space?

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If you can get a bootable array set up, yes, you'll have to format it.

The problem you're going to have is that after you clone, there won't be any raid drivers to load on bootup.
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I see no real reason to clone. The system will operate better if you do a fresh install.
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I see no real reason to clone. The system will operate better if you do a fresh install.

I simply do not have the time to go through a full fresh install at the min

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If you can get a bootable array set up, yes, you'll have to format it.

The problem you're going to have is that after you clone, there won't be any raid drivers to load on bootup.

If I were to set the drives up formatted and instead of clone my old drive across, simply use the file transfer wizard to move files back across

Does this sound viable?

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I simply do not have the time to go through a full fresh install at the min

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You would be done by now.
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I simply do not have the time to go through a full fresh install at the min

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You would be done by now.

Its just the overall setup, inc programs and all that, plus got all my main files on a separate HDD and migrated my libraries across

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I've never seen anyone successful y do what you want to do.

To create a bootable raid 0 array you have to
Have an OS running
The raid driver loaded
The array as the boot device
The boot sectors of the drives written to reflect the OS loader's location.

You could do that with Windows PE. But then when you clone over your old OS there won't be any raid driver (and the OS will clone to a single drive) and since the boot device is set to an array (that has no OS on it), ....

The only way to do it is with a fresh install.
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I've never seen anyone successful y do what you want to do.

To create a bootable raid 0 array you have to
Have an OS running
The raid driver loaded
The array as the boot device
The boot sectors of the drives written to reflect the OS loader's location.

You could do that with Windows PE. But then when you clone over your old OS there won't be any raid driver (and the OS will clone to a single drive) and since the boot device is set to an array (that has no OS on it), ....

The only way to do it is with a fresh install.

Thanks for your help, I'll have to unraid the drives and try clone the copy of the old drive back over, or just set the ssds as inactive and boot to my backup partition until I have the time

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