My current system has two separate, but physically identical, Western Digital Caviar 2TB drives ( Drive 0 ["C"] and Drive 1 ["D"] ). The OS, Windows 8.1, resides on "C", along with all applications and data. I am presently using "D" as an internal backup drive, but wonder if implementing RAID LEVEL 1 (Mirroring) might provide a more convent backup / restore solution should one of the two drives fail.
The Motherboard is an ASUS P9X79 Deluxe.
I would LIKE to be able to install (activate?) RAID LEVEL 1 WITHOUT having to reformat Drive 0 ("C"), but I am not sure if this can be done. I don't want to have to reformat Drive 0 © and then have to reinstall the OS, applications and data. I just want to "activate" RAID LEVEL 1 on the C & D drives, with D effectively being the clone or real time mirror of C. I'm fine with the data on Drive 1 (D) being lost in the RAID 1 setup process.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
Thanks in advance!