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sorry if the title is confusing, but thats how i am with the whole situation lol. i am currently using 2 320GB HDs at 7200rpms. call me picky, but i would like to use a rapter or something as fast for my OS. so my questions is, how would i go about this? would i have to do a clean install onto my new HD? so confused, thanks in advance!
    
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Why not set up RAID with your HDs?


For your OS, you have two options:
1) Reinstall from scratch
2) Create an image (or ghost) and apply it to the new drive.
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i have never been a big fan of raid, just a personal preference to have about 640Gigs over 320. but if one of my drives go out, i might consider it lol. i have ALOT of stuff and will need to get an additonal HD soon. which is the reason i would like to know this info, so that i can order a 10000rpm HD at the same time.

i have no idea what or how to creat an image. and if i reinstall from scratch, i lose everything and have to reinstall all my apps correct? sorry duckie im new to this lol
    
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i have never been a big fan of raid, just a personal preference to have about 640Gigs over 320. but if one of my drives go out, i might consider it lol. i have ALOT of stuff and will need to get an additonal HD soon. which is the reason i would like to know this info, so that i can order a 10000rpm HD at the same time.

i have no idea what or how to creat an image. and if i reinstall from scratch, i lose everything and have to reinstall all my apps correct? sorry duckie im new to this lol
He is talking about RAID 0, where the data is striped across two drives. You still have 640GB, but with faster read times.
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He is talking about RAID 0, where the data is striped across two drives. You still have 640GB, but with faster read times.
Yup.... I speak from experience
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let me research raid 0...sorry for wasting yalls time...
    
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For the rapter you could clone your hd using something like acronis migrate easy or other cloning software.
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Originally Posted by aznDANNYazn View Post
sorry if the title is confusing, but thats how i am with the whole situation lol. i am currently using 2 320GB HDs at 7200rpms. call me picky, but i would like to use a rapter or something as fast for my OS. so my questions is, how would i go about this? would i have to do a clean install onto my new HD? so confused, thanks in advance!
go to seagates (or western digital.. not sure)website and they have a data life guard utility and it works for all harddrives. You just make an image, or if you have vista business like me you can use that complete pc backup
    
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how easy is it to raid 0 and is it too late since i have about 450Gigs used? appreciate it alot, will give reps sorry for bein stupid lol
    
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