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Hello, I am buying a 2nd 250gb hardrive tomorrow so I can do raid 0. When I am installing windows what exactly do I have to do while its installing? Or does it all work as if I had 1 500gb hardrive?
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Hello, I am buying a 2nd 250gb hardrive tomorrow so I can do raid 0. When I am installing windows what exactly do I have to do while its installing? Or does it all work as if I had 1 500gb hardrive?
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you need to enable raid on the motherboard, get the raid drivers for appropriate operating system...it goes on, i dont really know for gigabyte motherboards, but the rundown is generally the same
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in the bios you need to enable raid and then restart your computer...then you will see you bios boot and after that you should see something along the lines of "press (keys) to enter raid configuration"...hit those keys...lol... and then you just select the 2 drives and the raid type you would like to use and built the array...done

now to simply check if the raid 0 worked...when you go to install windows or whatever...the drive you pick the install will be your 2 HDD's space added together...if that is not the case then you didnot do the raid config right.
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RAID is easy with Win Vista. i've only done 1 Vista build, but i just set RAID in the BIOS and installed Windows. period. with XP, you will need a floppy disc with RAID drivers on it. a CD-ROM won't do it - it has to be a floppy.

as soon as you start installing Windows, hold your finger over the F6 button. on the bottom of the screen it will way "Press F6 to install RAID drivers" or something like that. hurry up and press it before the message goes away. then you put the floppy disc in and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Ok, Thanks. I downloaded the driver and put it on a floppy ready
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You go it?If not take a look in here too.http://www.overclock.net/faqs/48758-...ers-guide.html
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