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I've just put together a nice clean, fresh install of Windows 7 x64, and my two primary harddisks are building a software RAID1 array in the background while I type this.

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But I want to move over about 90GB of files onto these harddrives, and install a bunch of applications, and Service Pack 1. I know my computer is running more slowly while the RAID array builds, but is there any danger if I do these tasks before it's complete?

Thanks for any advice.

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This is what (hardware) RAID is designed for! No danger apart from the speed issues.

... I would just lay off excessive hard drive tasks such as defrag/scanning etc.

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Thanks for your response! (I assume the fact that I'm using software RAID doesn't come into it?) –  Django Reinhardt Apr 24 '11 at 21:15
    
@Johnny W - No real difference apart from it will be even slower! –  William Hilsum Apr 26 '11 at 5:18

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