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Originally Posted by StepsAscend
If I install 2 80gb sata drives to run in RAID 0, do I have to reinstall my OS or can I just clone my OS drive, an IDE, to the new array?

You will have to reinstall the os completly.
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post #12 of 14
You'll probably be better off reinstalling in that case as you'll have to install the RAID drivers for your mobo/RAID adapter.
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Depends on what you use the computer for.
If you do any video editing or large photoshop work, having seperate drives will give you much better performance.
For normal desktop use (web, games) RAID or seperate drives will be a wash. Higher transfer rates (RAID0) versus having your page file on a seperate drive (only give a performance benefit if the 2nd drive is just as fast as the OS drive). Its about the same.
     
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F that then. I'm not reinstalling anything.
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