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As seen in the picture above, I have four HDDs. HDD1 and HDD3 are the identical drives (both empty) that I want to build RAID 0 with. On HDD 2 (1TB) Windows is installed. HDD 4 (1TB) is for backup.

Now, my question is: I'm using my system now in IDE mode. When I cahnge it to RAID mode to build RAID 0 with HDD 1 and 3, it asks me the question above circled with red. If I press Ctrl+Y, will it erase all the HDDs or only the ones assigned for RAID ? (Southbridge SB750)

I would appreciate if you help.
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All of the drives will be wiped out. If you want to save your data, create a backup first.

EDIT: To clarify: All of the drives selected for RAID will be wiped out.

Just to make sure nothing kills my data, I always disconnect the drives I don't want erased from the controller while setting up raid disks, just in case.
Edited by airbozo - 2/9/11 at 8:27am
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EDIT: To clarify: All of the drives selected for RAID will be wiped out.
I will disconnect HDD2 and 4 then build RAID. After connecting the disconnected drives back in their places, will I be able to boot to Windows and see the RAID 0 partition ?
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You should see the raid 0 drives in the disk management area. You will have to initialize them and possibly format them before you can use the array.
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You should see the raid 0 drives in the disk management area. You will have to initialize them and possibly format them before you can use the array.
Thanks. Now I can build it.
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These are the RAID 0 performance results with 2 X Seagate 7200.12 500 GB drives short stroked to 320 GB (160 GB from each). I wonder are these results any good ? (SB750) And CPU usage seemed way too high to me.

(I've continued the thread after a day. Hope that's not a problem. )
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