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Need Help Getting Out Of The Raid Setup

Q: Need Help Getting Out Of The Raid Setup

A few months ago I thought I got a great deal on a Dell Precision T with dual quad GHz processor and MB of RAM The Raid Of Setup Getting Out Need Help upgradable to over MB It also came with GB hard drives but before I figured out that the second drive was just a data recorder set up in a RAID formation in order to safely keep sensitive data safer by duplicating it on a second drive Well the second hard drive went out and I had to re- install Windows on the first drive and I thought everything would be allright but then Need Help Getting Out Of The Raid Setup the first drive went out also I have choices in the bios to change this setup RAID Auto Detect AHCI RAID Autodetect ATA or RAID On Obviously I want the RAID off but it looks like I have to reformat my hard drives to make that happen and I don t know how Can someone please help me fix my computer back to normal With this system I ought to have some serious power put together right I already have an gb new solid state drive but I don t want to mess things up before I put my operating system on the solid state for quick start ups and then add a couple of large hard drives for my large data Also upgrading the video card Can someone help me straighten this mess out because I am afraid I may need a certain format to keep this from happening again and I am in uncharted waters nbsp

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A: Need Help Getting Out Of The Raid Setup

If u are only going to have one drive for the OS u need the raid turned off. just make sure to install programs on the other D: drive.
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Installed a new M4 ssd today and loaded windows on it. Previously i was using 2 raptors in raid 0 for the os and programs. I re raided the 2 raptors and connected them to the jmicron ports and set them up for raid in bios, then created the raid 0 array no prob. Windows doesnt see the array when loaded up and i have the latest rst drivers installed..did this prior to the os install on the ssd. did i do something wrong? using the x58 e760a1 mobo. under device manager, the raid controller has an exclamation mark and no driver installed yet i have the latest rst installed..

A:Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Try loading the JMicron drivers from the motherboard manufacturer. RST is for Intel chipsets.
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So I decided to experiment with Raid on my i system to see if it had any impact on video encoding performance using two Gb Green Caviar WD HDD s Specifically I encoded a Mb AVI to DVD Unfortunately it took almost times longer over a single HDD setup Prior to this I installed Vista Ultimate non-Raid mode on different Gb HDD s and a Velociraptor and ran the same test above Keep in mind that the video file and the software were always on the Main Drive and there were no jumpers on any of them Here s A summary WD Gb Green Caviar mb Cache mins WD Gb Green Caviar mb Cache mins WD Gb Green Caviar mb Cache mins Than Worse HDD Performs Raid Setup Setup Single 0 WD VelociRaptor Gb mb Cache mins Seagate Barracuda Gb mb Cache mins Seagate Barracuda Gb mb Cache mins Raid WD x Gb Green Caviar mins So is this AAM related causing such dramatic variations When I get home tonight I plan to run a program that s supposed to disable AAM nbsp

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I have just finished moving my OS from a 3TB hard drive to an SSD. I now have 2 matching drives that I would like to set up as a RAID array. A couple of questions:

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2. Do I format them before I go into the RAID setup utility or does that utility do it for me?

3. Will the RAID just appear as a single drive letter on my system?

4. Evidently I have the choice between RAID0 (for performance) and RAID1 (for redundancy). I hhave an extensive back up scheme in place so is there any reason not to use RAID0?

I know that I enable the RAID in the BIOS and then there is a place in the boot sequence to get into the RAID setup.

A:RAID Setup - Alienware - A few setup questions?

What are you hoping to get out of a RAID0 setup? If you have User data on the hard drive, such as movies, music, documents, pics, etc....there is no need for RAID0. Hard drives are more than fast enough for that kind of data.
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Hello all Let me tell you my plan and get some opinions and suggestions First let s start with what I have AMD X oc to ghz Asus a n sli deluxe motherboard gigs of Corsair pro ram oc to mhz BFG GTX meg gig Western Digital hd with partitions One partition for winXP pro one for Vista beta bit and one for vista beta bit gig Maxtor Non partitioned used for data storage I have two gig WD Raptor hard drives on the way and I plan to raid them together partition the array and install the aforementioned operating 0 New Raid Setup systems Once I complete this task I will format the gig hd and use it for storage install all my games to the new XP Pro os and then ghost each new partition of the raid array New Raid 0 Setup to a storage folder I realize that by putting my os and games on the raid array I will be at risk of losing my os New Raid 0 Setup but as I tend to format and reinstall or reghost my rig about every months or so I m not too worried about currupting the array and losing my os As long as no physical damage occurs Any suggestions tips advice Am I wasting my time and money Well obviously I am as I m tossing money away on a gaming machine but I mean beyond that lol This will be my first raid setup Thanks nbsp

A:New Raid 0 Setup

I've read the other raid posts and have come to the conclusion that since I'm going to be putting an os on the array I'll most likely go with 256k stripping and leave the block size at default 4kb. I'm still considering increasing it to half of the strip size.
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I originally bought it Used from Ebay.It Did come with all the accessories, and Apparently it does support Sata Raid 0,1,10. However, didn't come with a Floppy disc, doesn't say it is supposed to come with one, and when I google for it nothing useful comes up.So what am I exactly supposed to do?

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A:How do i do a RAID setup?

What kind of mobo do you have?
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the motherboard i use is a GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 ATX

A:Raid 5 setup

Please fill in your system specs including HDD details, you can find it in user CP
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I already have it on RAID mode, but whenever the Marvel screen appears, i already tried pressing CTRL M, CTRL R, CTRL I, Space, none of those seem to work.

I own the Maximus IV Extreme motherboard.

What do i do?


A:How to setup raid 0 with SSD


You cannot have a single partition of 512GB using standard RAID architecture - the RAID0 will still only be 256GB in size. It sounds like what you are after is a JBOD.

Non-RAID drive architectures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


EDIT : Actually, I've had a mad moment, I was thinking about RAID1, my apologies. You can do that with a RAID0. Have you tried using the Intel RAID controller? Are you comfortable with the risk inherent in a RAID0 setup?
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hey everyone! i searched but couldnt find the answer to what i was looking for.

currently i am running a raid right now with my 2 old 500gb HDDs (friend set it up on my computer before). i have 2 new 128gb SSDs sitting here that i would like to setup to raid and replace my win7 onto that (clean install) .

i wanted to know what would be the best way to set them up with raid and do a fresh install of win7 on them.

should i set them up as a striped voloume as a dynamic disk or is that wrong to install win7 on? also i know trim probably isnt supported for raid 0 ssd but what would be the best way to keep them healthy.

any help is much appreciated, thank you

A:Best Way to Setup SSD Raid 0?

Quote: Originally Posted by RyDawg0014

what would be the best way to keep them healthy.

any help is much appreciated, thank you

Just run it as a single drive, and let it take care of itself would be my suggestion.

Even a single SSD will be leaps and bounds faster in every way, VS a Spinning drives in Raid0. And, a lot less headache.

If you have a Intel Chipset, just download the F6 install drivers from the official site, and save to a USB drive just in case.
Then, set your Bios to RAID/AHCI mode and set up the RAID.
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My friend owns an Intel 975 xBx2 Mobo, he just got himself 4 SATA Drives of 500gb each and RAIDED them through the Raid Bios. Now upon Windows XP x64bit SP2 Setup it won't detect them and keeps refusing the provided drivers.

Yes the drivers are 64bit and up to date, just got them from Intel site ... Please can anyone link me to a tutorial, or anything that could help with my friend's problem ?

Also I would like to mention that by mistake he flashed an older Mobo with the 975xbx2 Bios, and PC is stuck on Black screen of death is there a way to restore the system ?

Thanks For Your Help

A:Raid setup help

does that mobo not have a backup feature for the bios when u update it? if it does just install backup.
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Hey everyone,

can you help me out please?

I am thinking of buying SSD disks and maybe into a raid-0 config with 2 disks
(thinking of these OCZ 30 GB OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTXT30G). My MB (Asus M4N-72E) should support RAID, but does it work with SSD? Or do I need a special adapter?

Thnx for your replies!

Grtz Wolfert

A:SSD Raid-0 setup

If your board supports RAID then go for it.

edit: it sure does. Make sure you get up to date drivers for the board first
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My mobo is a Asus P6T deluxe v2.
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If it is possible, how?

A:One SSD + 2 HDD in Raid 0 setup

Yes it's possible to use the two 500GB HDDs in Raid 0.

How? It's best to download the motherboard's manual
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All right so right now im looking into setting up a RAId for my PC but i dunt know which ike RAID 0 or RAID 5. the reason for this raid will be for faster rendering and loading. i work with HD video all the time so 2 or 3 hard drvies would be useful. i know RAID 0 helps but does it help with rendering or anything like that at all? and the failure rate is kinda high so i dunno. my main question is what does RAID 5 do i know it help speed like 0 and increases stability but i heard it can also increase storage. is this true? wjat would be the best for editing purposes. i have a single 7200 RPM Hitatchi 500 GB. (my motherboard supports both )

A:Which RAID setup should i get?

With Raid 0, which I use, you achieve greater disk access speed as information is written across the drives. If I lose one drive, however, I lose everything. That's why I back up all data on a server.

Raid 5 will spread your data across multiple disks. If one disk fails, you can rebuild that disk by putting in a new one. So - better data protection and fast data recovery.

If you want the speed, go with 0.

If you want the security of data recovery, go with 5.

** EDIT ** Yes, you do give up disk space using 5.
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Hi, I want to have a go at setting up a Raid 1 for my Vista 64.
I know I will need 2 SATA drives, both 500g, or 1TB.
Do they have to be the same make and model ?

Thanks for any help.

A:Raid 1 setup

I think that this article answers your question and a lot more. Good luck
How to Set Up RAID on Your PC | PCWorld Business Center
The answer to your question is no, but best to have the same.
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Or do I have to keep both drives on the same ribbon and set-em up as master and slave.

And yes, I have to install a real Raid card.

Thanks in advance!

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A:Best raid setup to go with

Most popular are RAID 0 and RAID 1. People like to use RAID 1 because it mirrors data to prevent loss. RAID 0 runs faster, but has a higher risk of losing data. Your choice actually, but I prefer RAID 1 for myself, seeing as I usually don't care about the 1 or so millisecond speed difference.
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Getting ready to setup a RAID with the Asus K N I currently have two hard drives g and g The g is partitioned into C amp D the g is partitioned into E F G The E partition is a copy of the C RAID setup 1 partition the F partition is a copy of the D partrition I have been using Norton Ghost in the past to copy the drives for backup purposes I want to setup RAID for backup RAID 1 setup purposes Can I copy the g onto the g remove the g install a new g enable RAID from the BIOS Will the computer start to mirror the new g upon startup I have XP already running and I have a LOT of applications already installed that I really do not want to reinstall Do I need to install a new drive SATA and install the OS on it If I did this would the computer see the two existing IDE drives and would the RAID setup function Would I be able to access the applications I do have a floppy drive in the computer if that matters Thanks for any all help nbsp

A:RAID 1 setup

for best results you should use drives of the same size and make. A RAID array will destroy all data on all RAID drives when created. If you are going to use a SATA drive, I would make your array out of 2 SATA drives.
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keyboard , three different keyboards from three different makers. The funny thing is when I use the old hard drive it sees one drive. but, still unable to boot from it. Yes BIOS has the latest greatest update still I see no difference from the old BIOS. Where in the BIOS do I set it up to see the hard drives.
any any other tech help would be most appreciated.

A:Xp Pro and raid setup

Roadwarrior said:

I have a AN7n8-E Deluxe mother board.What I'm trying to do is set up a 0
raid system. done the raid BIOS set up and copied the existing hard drive to it. I have tried to use the f6 to get it to boot. Still I havn't a clue of what to dne the fuction keys will not work doing the setup I thought look its the
keyboard , three different keyboards from three different makers. The funny thing is when I use the old hard drive it sees one drive. but, still unable to boot from it. Yes BIOS has the latest greatest update still I see no difference from the old BIOS. Where in the BIOS do I set it up to see the hard drives.
any any other tech help would be most appreciated.Click to expand...

There some one there that can help me.
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well thats it...if it is possible someone please explain what i need to thank
ahh looked in my bios and found ide,raid,and ahci ...which one has the best performance with the safest data safety...

check which of these will raise my 5.6 score...maybe even to a 5.9

A:How to use a RAID Setup

Basically, a RAID can be many things. But mostly it improves performance and can also be used to mirror your system drive in case it fails.

RAID 0 is performance mode or striping. Requires 2 physical, and suggested identical drives to be done correctly. Each drive feeds the controller different bits of data simultaneously. It's not necessarily double the performance, but depending on what you do, a striped RAID can be nice. However, if you are concerned about data loss if the RAID ever fails, RAID 0 is not for you. If one drive fails, you lose it all. RAID 0 combines the capacity of both drives. So 2 20 gig HDs in RAID 0 would yeild a ~40 gig array.

RAID 1 is a mirror array. This also requires 2 physical drives. The controller writes all bits to both drives and creates an auto-backup if you will. If one drive fails, the system keeps chugging along as if nothing ever happened. With a warning of a failed drive of course, but it *shouldn't* and in most cases doesn't crash the system. RAID 1 doesn't combine the capacity of both drives, but instead only has actual capacity of a single drive. So 2 20 gig HDs in RAID 1 = 20 gig logical drive with backup. RAID 1 doesn't provide the performance increase you get with RAID 0.

RAID 0 + 1 is the best of both worlds. It requires 3 physical drives to be done correctly. It stripes the data across the RAID 0 array portion, then it backs the entire array up on the additional drive.

It's a very good idea to use identical drives for a RAID array. However, in a RAID 0 + 1 configuration, remember that the "+1" mirror drive should be equal or greater than the capacity of the striped drives.

These are just the basic RAID arrays I've listed. There are much more complex arrays to be made that offer incredible performance, but as you can guess, they can get expensive.

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Hi, i have two hard drives in my pc, both sata not sure if they are sata1 or 2, but i havent set up raid yet but want to do so because it will increase performace if i use raid0.

1) one of the drives are 150gig the other is 250, does this matter?
2)i already have installed windows and have all my backup on the 250gig, do i have to format both these drives before i setup raid?
3)if i use raid 0, does this mean whatever i have on my c drive will be mirrored on my d drive? what iessentially want is to use my c drive for windows xp and software and d drive for backups (although if required i will buy and external HD)

can you please help?


A:Setup raid

I put this in your own thread. Replying to a guide is not going to get you any answers.

You have some incorrect ideas about raid. First you will not have two drives any longer; you will have one drive that is twice the size of the smallest drive in the array. I always recommend using drives of the same mfg, size, cache, and speed. While it is possible to setup raid with drives of dissimilar size, you are really asking for stability problems. In addition you will loose some disk space. Your raid0 array would be 300gig [2X150] you would loose some space from the larger disk.

Next unless you are using a high end real raid card, you will destroy ALL data on the drives when you create the array. This requires you to clean install windows, all apps, copy data, etc. Note some cards do allow you to create a raid1 array and not destroy data; you would then mirror/rebuild the array.

Next item. Raid of any type is not a backup plan. You must have a third drive that is not part of the array for backup. You can use an external for this task as well
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A:need help with raid setup


You will need to download the raid driver from here

GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver

And then copy onto a memory stick or CD/DVD. Then on the Win7 installation, navigate to the driver location when asked and the installation should continue.

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example

C:\Windows\system32>Click to expand...

here is the cbs log:

any help would be great...and as to why i cant boot into safe mode?


A:no F8 on RAID setup?

It'd be best to upload the CBS.log file to this post and not post a link to another web site. You'll get better results.

a website recommended booting into safe mode and doing it there but it does not workClick to expand...

Be more specific please. Details count.
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A:Raid setup

i don't mean to brush you off but i think this question is better suited for Promise
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A:RAID Setup Question

What's the drive model number? Some WD drives (green and some blue) don't behave well in a RAID of any kind, and tend to drop out or otherwise go knutz.

When building a RAID with WD drives, always use Black.
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1. What hardware do I need?
2. How do I set it up?
3. How do I test?
4. .....Just random but is it worth it? Pros and Cons

Feel free to recommend hardware, I might do some shopping!
Thnx in advance.

A:What do you need to setup a RAID configuration?

1. You need a motherboard with RAID capability or add-on RAID controller
2. I suggest you Google for types of RAID Arrays, and Data redundancy
3. The RAID controller will do this for you. You will have to reload the operating system if you change or add a RAID array drive if you don't use an array with data redundancy.

I have a stripped RAID array with no data redundancy. This is for maximum data access speed. It is made up of 3 500GB drives, giving me 1.36TB single drive. You think it would be 1.5TB, but because of "overhead" the total usable space is 1.36TB. I have a 4th 500GB drive for back up that's not part of the RAID array
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A:dell xps 410 RAID setup

I have no personal experience so I will leave particulars to others, but I know the Dell XPS 410 will do raid 0 without a controller. Make backups, if one drive goes, you lose all data. A Guy
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A:Setup raid 0 after install

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Originally Posted by MrTmbrnMn1

I'm not even quite sure this is possible but I am seeking confirmation and if so, how exactly to accomplish it. I have two seperate Western Digital 1TB external MyBooks. I want those to be mirrors of each other. So I don't want anything to do with a RAID set up on my C: drive or anything. All I'm doing is storing all my media on the externals and when I write to one, i want it written to the other at the same time. Possible?

This installer - WDDriveManager.exe (contained in the zip file) installs the Drive related light, button, and RAID Manager functionality program for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista

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I have the same motherboard and have had "fun" installing and running Win 7. Drivers have been and still are an issue for me. I could use some help with that.

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Raid tutorial
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Nice choice of boards!

What you will need to do is browse the CD to get the drivers for your operating system. you may also check thier website, I believe that they have a driver download that will extract to a floppy.

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Windows will do it automatically, but you need your MoBo specific raid drivers on a floppy disc.
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A:Setup - Need to uninstall RAID?

Quote: Originally Posted by Zachafer

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A:RAID setup Advice

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A:HP Z640 Raid 1 Setup

Hi Captain_WD, Just got it to work, it ended up being firmware issue. Reflashing the BIOS fixed the issue and now I'm able to select my drive when choosing RAID1 (MIRROR) as my Raid Array. Thanks, again for the response. -TinyThumb.....
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A:First Timer raid setup help on Vista

n00b said:

3) now I mostly use my computer to game so this is the main reason why I want to setup a raid 0, how much of a performance increase would you say its going to give?Click to expand...

VERY SMALL. So small that the reliability issues it creates should scare you enough to
abandon the effort.

io time = seek + rotational + transfer
where seek ~10x the sum of the other two (ignoring caching hits)​
which says you need 10 drives to avoid the delay from seeks (major improvement)
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ASUS Motherboard M4A87TD EVO. look under Utilities.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - M4A87TD EVO
RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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A:Question about Mirror HD RAID setup

Mirror raid would definitley be useful. Bear in mind that it only helps against drive failure, not against viruses etc. I assume you woul dalso back up to an external on a daily/weekly basis, in case ofcatastrophic failure.

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Checled your spec, and seems you have free pci slots. Suggest that one of these

Would probably be suitable, but check first.

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A:RAID O setup on Gigabyte P55A-UD6

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A:8TB 4-way BIOS RAID setup nightmare

Hello jdb2, welcome to Seven Forums!

Windows has issues with RAID.

Have a go at using diskpart to create the Primary partition(s) before the install actually starts, I would suggest you create a 100GB partition to do the install to and that partition can be extended after the install completes.

Have a look at the information starting at Step Two of this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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A:XP reinstall setup raid failure

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A:Setup RAID 0 without data loss. Possible?

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A:Setup raid 1 on existing windows 7

How many hard drives have fail in how much time?

You want to perform a RAID 1 configuration on the 3TB or SSD?
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