Upgrading to a RAID 0 system

By El-Capitain
Oct 2, 2005
  1. I am looking to upgrade to a RAID 0 system by purchasing another Maxtor 6L300S0.

    Putting the drive in seems pretty straight forward, but how easy is it to set up the RAID 0? Do I copy everything acrosss and is it a safe procedure without risk of data loss?

    Also I don't have the OS on disk - will that be a problem?

    Most of the software seems to be in place as its asks about RAID setup at post.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    El Cap

    AMD Athlon x2 4800+
    1mb PC3200 DDR 400 RAM
    Maxtor Diamondmax 6L300S0
    Asus A8N SLi Deluxe
    Asus En7800gtx graphics
    Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    Window XP Pro x64
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I believe you can do so with the nVidia RAID utility. It can copy the data over to the new RAID stripe. I don't know how reliable it is as I've never used it myself.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    first I would read the manual or online help to get better understanding of the
    specifc HOT-TO for the product you are using.

    secondly, the ususal sequence is to install hardware, update the bios,
    and define/setup the RAID environment, and THEN load software. Personally,
    I would not expect a copy to be effective at all. My question would be
    is it possible to create a RAID for two or more disk and NOT destroy the software
    already installed? For Stripping I would guess NOT and for a Mirror, it would be likely to work.
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