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well I'm going forward with this . I'm using paragon partition manager to create a backup image of my c: partition. Would I be able to put the backup image on the raid 0; and would it work correctly? Or would I have to install drivers if necessary for the raid controller (asus onboard) and then create an image?
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well I'm on raid 0 now . My idea of pre loading the raid drivers, then saving partition as an image failed. Vista would bsod, so a format was in order. The good news was that vista didn't even need the raid drivers that I had on a usb stick, it was able to see the drive right away. Install was quick. Should have posted before benches, but there was a nice performance increase .

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find out what raid driver you have on your mother board. If its JMicron don't even bother with it.

RAID 0 will not give any real world performance increase. Those that say it does must have had problems with their single drives before they switched or else are trying to fool them selves in to believing that paying $500 for 140GB of storage space was a good idea. Infact the main reason for RAID 0 is not performance, but increased hard drive life since you grind the hard drive half as much.

I run a raid0 my self but it is only becasue I was going to span the hard drives any way...and I have a Jmicron raid controller...yeah...I will not be installing raid again on this mother board.
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thanks for the input. I used the on board nvidia raid controller. There is a considerable difference with raid. Startup, shutdown times are better, anti-virus scans are quicker, even video encoding is faster. So having raid 0 over a single drive is a definite improvement in performance.
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