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Setting up RAID 0 on my system with two SSD's

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

    Setting up RAID 0 on my system with two SSD's

    I have looked everywhere to find a solution to no avail and I do not want to do a clean install of Windows 8 as I have a lot of programs and software on a 2TB hard drive.

    My OS is saved on a SSD (Patriot Wildfire 240Gb) and the majority of my programs/games are on my 2TB HDD.

    I have installed two 250Gb SSD's to use in RAID 0 for my operating system but haven't got a clue on how to set it up without doing a totally fresh install. Is it possible to transfer the OS from the Wildfire SSD to the new SSD's without losing any data?

    For details on my system spec see below:

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  2. #2

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Yes you would migrate the data from the old SSD to the new SSD... And if you are setting up a RAID configuration then you would setup that up to..

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    Just remember that RAID0 can be very risky because the loss of 1 drive means a loss of all the data on both drives. Also, do note that most, if not all of any performance advantage you get with RAID0 using SSDs will be seen in benchmarking programs only - that is, other than the placebo affect, most users don't notice any difference in performance - especially with integrated RAID controllers.

    And note your boot times will increase significantly.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I'd have to agree. You'd be adding more chances of issue than anything positive you'd see from the outcome. If you can still return them, I'd take back to two SSDs and buy one larger one, which may end up being cheaper than the two.
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Setting up RAID 0 on my system with two SSD's
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