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Semi new PC build and Raid 0


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#1 ApexMONSTER

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:49 PM

OK guys so I am planning out a revamp for my old lynnfield i7 rig whenever the broadwell-E drops.

I was given a 100gb SSD for a present about 6 years ago and a fresh copy of windows 7 which I installed on it and lived with 80 gigs for a half a year lol. Later I bought that same hard drive to run in Raid 0 but being as that windows was already installed, I blew the whole thing off and just use it as a regular drive. I now also have a 250gb SSD which hasn't been formatted yet. So basically my question is, When I but then new processor, mobo, case, and ram, what is it gonna take to set up windows on those two drives as a 200gb Raid 0? Also is there a way to even put windows 10 on it for free like I did with the windows 7 upgrade? 

Thanks for your time and any feedback, 

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Edited by hamluis, 11 January 2016 - 01:39 PM.
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Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:04 AM

you cannot get 200 gigs out of that. You can mix hard drive sizes in RAID 0, but it will be the size of the smallest drive you have. So if you have a 100 gig hard drive and a 250 gig hard drive you put in RAID 0, then you will have a single 100 gig hard drive. As far as setting it up goes, ive always just done the hardware RAIDs, which involves going into your computers BIOS and setting up the chosen drives into whatever RAID array you want (your motherboards instruction manual will have step by step instructions on how to do that) and once thats done, you just load windows up normally.

 

Personally, I wouldnt do that, I would either purchase another 100 gig drive and RAID 0 those 2 for your primary OS and keep the 250 gig as storage. Or just not even mess with it, put windows on the 100 gig drive and have the 250 gig as storage. On my system, I have a 240 gig SSD drive that I keep for my primary OS, and then a 500 gig standard drive for all my pictures, music, etc. My boot times are plenty fast, SSDs are really good that way, and still have plenty of storage.  Just my two cents.


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:12 PM

I do have 2 100gb ssd drives and a single 250. I did a little research and I think there is no way of putting windows 10 on a fresh HDD unless I purchase a copy.

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:21 PM

ooooh, ok I gotcha, sorry I didnt see you had 2, my bad. You CAN create a bootable disc for windows 10, this article has all the details on your different options and how to do it. Follow those directions, create your disc, VERIFY it works first, then create your RAID array, and install windows 10.


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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:56 AM

Awesome! Thanks for your time and help.

So will I only get 100gb out of this setup? or is it 200gb?  


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 01:15 PM

Well if you have 2 100 gig drives you should get 200 gigs in the stripped array. I misspoke earlier when u said 100, for whatever reason I was thinking mirroring.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 02:32 PM

A pair of striped SSD's is indeed nice...but whatever you do, make sure you back up your data from that RAID regularly.  Crash that sucker and it's absolute hell to recover data (if you can).






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