Hi everyone. First post at BC.
I'm trying to restore from a system image to the single 1TB HDD that is working from my RAID 0 Array after one of the member disks gave up the ghost, until I replace the other one, but unfortunately it would appear that even though my system image is only around 500GB and I'm restoring to a 1TB disk it fails because the destination partition needs to be as big or bigger than the original partition from which the image was made. Now I don't know if that means the entire RAID disk ie 1.8 TB or just the original C drive (virtual disk) with a partition around 900 GB. I can't remember exactly but if it was bigger than the current 931 GB partition it will fail. At least I hope that is the situation, as all I need to do is replace the second disk and rebuilt the RAID Assembly. My question is now: I know that you need to have 2 identical drives for RAID 0 but how identical do they need to be? Do they need to be the same make and model as well as the same size. I presume they both need to have the same spin speed ie 7,200 rpm, but what about cache size and SATA type eg II or III. In other words can I buy a similar spec HDD to go with the original working one or would I need to get 2 new identical drives as the original is at least 4 years old?
Thanks in advance.