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I'm thinking of buying another 500GB Seagate HDD to run in RAID1. I was wondering when I go to install it, will I need to resintall my OS? Or is there a way to not lose all my current data?
Thanks.

EDIT: I meant RAID1, not RAID0.
Edited by FourPlay - 7/6/08 at 3:02pm
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I'm thinking of buying another 500GB Seagate HDD to run in RAID0. I was wondering when I go to install it, will I need to resintall my OS? Or is there a way to not lose all my current data?
Thanks.
You will lose all of your data when you construct the array. However, nothing will be deleted until you reformat the array so that it's actually usable.
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You'll need to reinstall the OS. Also, for raid 0, they need to be identical.
Make sure you have the raid driver if it's not supported by your OS. It normally says hit f8 to install 3rd party raid controllers. This wasn't an issue for me on Vista.
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You'll need to reinstall the OS. Also, for raid 0, they need to be identical.
Make sure you have the raid driver if it's not supported by your OS. It normally says hit f8 to install 3rd party raid controllers. This wasn't an issue for me on Vista.
No they don't.
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Make sure you have the raid driver if it's not supported by your OS. It normally says hit f8 to install 3rd party raid controllers. This wasn't an issue for me on Vista.
How do I know if I have the raid driver or not? I'm running vista and using an XFX 780i mobo. (sorry if I sound noob lol, this is the first time I've had anything to do with raid.)
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No they don't.
They don't have to, but it makes things a whole lot easier. So, make them identical if possible.
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Yeah, they're both the same.
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So setup the raid array and install on the array as if it were one big drive?
    
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It'll only show as one large drive.
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