RAID 0 without formatting?

By Scythy
Jul 27, 2004
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  1. I just installed a second Western Digital 250GB HD. I hooked them both into my new RAID card thing.

    To my suprize, it wanted to format both of them for the RAID to work! :dead:

    Is there a way to get a RAID 0 going without formatting?

    I reeeally don't want to lose 80GB of anime and 90GB of program files :(
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Intel has a software (Intel Application Accelerator) that allows you to setup your RAID array from Windows & it then "re-spreads" the data accross both HDDs.

    In other cases you have to format the drives.
  3. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper Newcomer, in training Posts: 467

    If you don't want to lose those files, why do you want to run RAID 0? You are increasing your chances of losing those files if one of your hard drives get messed up if you run RAID 0.
  4. Scythy

    Scythy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Well.. I never had a HD fail on me. In the 11 years I've been using computers.

    Thanks Didou I'll look into that.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Taken from -> Intel i875 article @ Anandtech.com

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