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First question, how much of a pain would it be to create a RAID 0 array out of two disks (specifically Spinpoint F3 1TB), if one disk is already being used? Will I have to back up everything on the first disk, and then copy it back when the RAID is set-up? Or can I install the second the drive, set it up as RAID with the first drive, and the files will copy over? I thought this might work because RAID 0 is basically just just two copies of the same disk, right?

Second, Is it worth setting up RAID 0+1, or can I trust the Spinpoints to not fail on me in the next year or two?

I've never set-up RAID before so help a noob out.
 

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most raids will require formating the drive and you can never really "trust" a drive because there are some lemons out there
 

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I believe Intel RST will allow you to migrate a single disk into RAID0. However, there is always a risk with any data migration.
 

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Never use RAID0 without some type of backup.
 
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