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Basically what I want to do is move Windows 7 from my current HDD (Raid 0) to a SSD.

I'm extremely bad with setting up RAIDs and need help.


I do not care about the data on my current HDDs.

How do I wipe my RAID 0?

Do I have to wipe my RAID 0 in order to put Windows 7 on the SSD and use my RAID 0 as storage?


-Thanks.
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I have the same question! Free bump!
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hey chill out this is basically free tech support... I personally recommend you reinstall windows 7... I forget why but it doesn't play as nice as it would with a fresh install.
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hey chill out this is basically free tech support... I personally recommend you reinstall windows 7... I forget why but it doesn't play as nice as it would with a fresh install.

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if ur gunna replace with an SSD, make sure its an Uber fast one.. or else it will be slower than ur velociraptors in RAID 0
    
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It is extremely easy with Windows 7. Since you already setup RAID 0 with your raptors, leave it alone. All you have to do is plug your SSD in, boot from your Windows 7 DVD. There will be a screen showing you all the drives connected to your PC. Click your RAID 0 drive, and click "format." Then select your SSD and just click continue to install Windows.

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if ur gunna replace with an SSD, make sure its an Uber fast one.. or else it will be slower than ur velociraptors in RAID 0
In what sense? Sequential speed? random speeds? A lowly Vertex 2 60GB will be much faster than 2 raptors in RAID 0 in sequential reads and writes and hundreds of times faster in random reads and writes. Random reads and writes are much more important, why do noobs keep getting this confused? Even sequential speeds, any single SSDs out now will outperform the raptors in RAID 0.
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It is extremely easy with Windows 7. Since you already setup RAID 0 with your raptors, leave it alone. All you have to do is plug your SSD in, boot from your Windows 7 DVD. There will be a screen showing you all the drives connected to your PC. Click your RAID 0 drive, and click "format." Then select your SSD and just click continue to install Windows.
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I'd just install a fresh copy on your SSD -- alignment issues are the main reasoning. Though you can always get software to image your OS and then re-image the new drive if you must.
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