I have this box of mine that I use mostly for VMs for my Windows LAB Practices while I am preparing myself for Windows certifications. It has Win7 with VMware workstation.
I have 1 HDD on which I run most of the VMs and when I turn on more then 3 - 4 VMs it becomes very slow.
Today I decided to setup RAID0 on my Desktop box that runs Win7. Because I don't want to reinstall everything I've decided to by 2 HDDs and setup RAID0 on those while I leave the original HDD intact. That way I plan in the future to run all of the VMs on that RAID0 Array and use the main HDD for the host OS.
Can this be done?
Today I decided to test this little experiment of mine before I buy the 2 HDDs.
I went into the BIOS and changed the SATA Mode from AHCI to RAID. The Win7 crashed on loading. I may assume that this is because of the missing RAID drivers? What can i do to fix this problem?
Can i try the Repair Windows 7 option to fix the missing drivers?
Also can the RAID configuration be set up this way one array with 2 Disks in RAID0 and another array with 1 Disk in RAID0?
This is my motherboard model with the specifications: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_LX/#specifications