So today I decided to stripe two identical 1.5GB drives (via the Win7 Management Console) to make a single 3GB drive that should perform faster. I'm slightly worried though. I know that it is more likely to fail since a failure to either one of the drives will mean a loss of the entire volume. My question though, is what will happen if I have to reinstall the the OS (Win7). My boot drive is a completely separate drive.
I am concerned that since this is not a hardware/firmware solution that I will lose important information about the striping if I have to wipe out Win7 from the boot drive for some reason. I'm thinking that if I reinstall Win7 that I will also necessarily lose all of the info on the Striped Volume. Is this assumption valid? Does anybody have any experience doing this?