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Hi,

I just bought 2 new 500GB HDDs. I want to add it to my Pc and was wondering if i should set them up for RAID 0 or leave them as 2 separate HDDs for a total of 1 TB.

I already have 2 HDD in my PC, 1 500GB and 1 320GB.
My motherboard is a MSI 790FX-GD70 and it has 2 blue sata ports for RAID but i heard that i should not use them as they are crap....

So anyone has any suggestions? Should i try Raid 0 or stick with the extra space? And if i do go with Raid 0, Do i have to reinstall windows 7? or Can i somehow make an image on my drive and copy it to the new raid setup?
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Space is only lost on a raid 1. Raid 0 splits the data between the two drives so it's faster, but if they get out of sync or writes to a bad sector then you might loose the array. I wouldn't raid 0 unless you want to play around and risk loosing everything. I personally wouldn't only raid on a system if I had a good raid conroler card. Just save up and get an SSD down the road.
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So no RAID unless i have a raid controller?
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You can RAID if you want to.
The RAID controller on board is okay.
Just remember that for RAID 0, if one of your drives fails, you will lose the RAID (your entire data)
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You can RAID if you want to.
The RAID controller on board is okay.
Just remember that for RAID 0, if one of your drives fails, you will lose the RAID (your entire data)
Ok, and do i need to reinstall my OS for this?
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Ok, and do i need to reinstall my OS for this?
Yes, you need to reinstall your OS.
First thing, you need to configure your RAID, and then install the OS on the RAID.

Hopefully, this thread will help you
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I managed to setup my drives in RAID 0.

I started the widows 7 installation and used the RAID 64bit drivers from MSI's website.... it then said:

"To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and SIGNED 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and "

and the drives wouldn't show... i then tried loading the 32bit drivers and i got the same message but then i could see the drives and proceed with the installation.

Now that windows 7 64 is installed.... the RAID drivers installed are 32bit right? Is there a way i can replace it with the 64bit drivers? I tried doing update drivers and pointed to the 64bit ones and it told me i already have the latest version....

Any suggestion on what i can do to install the 64bit drivers? I read on a forum someone did the same thing i did and then was able to replace the drivers in windows but he never mentioned how....
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