Redundant Array of Independent Drives or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives also known as RAID is a way to create a sub-storage system comprising several individual discs. RAID-0(also know as striping) is the level of RAID technique used to improve read performance. Over this configuration the ...

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Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure

My machine is as follows: Pair of hard disks in RAID0, ATA Hitachi HDT72505 nVidia motherboard, "M51"? Windows XP refused to boot: Booting normally results in hanging during the Windows loading ...
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Recoverable RAID configuration for Windows 7

I'm getting Windows-7 in the next couple days to install on a home-built 2-disk system. The motherboard supports fake-raid, so I'll be setting up some RAID0 and RAID1 volumes. My hope is to make the ...
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Should I use Bios or OS (Win7) raid on my new computer

Which is better in terms of performance first and reliability second, the onboard bios RAID on an Intel 1156 P55 motherboard or using the built in RAID options in Windows 7 Ultimate. I will be using ...
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Mirror a RAID0 volume

I have two SSD running in RAID0. The capacity and speed are just great. I use Windows Home Server to do incremental daily backups. This is fine and well and I've successfully restored from these ...
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What software should I use to copy dual hard drive RAID-0 contents to non raid drive before Windows 7 installation?

I currently have an Intel D955XBKLKR running Windows XP Pro installed on a single partition RAID-0 configuration made up of two 160 gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm drives. I want to upgrade fresh to ...
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RAID 0 with multiple HDDs versus a single SSD

Me and a buddy were debating about this earlier, and neither of us are really pros in the field. I figured someone on here might know. The debate was about weather it would be smarter (in terms of ...
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Re-Initialize RAID-0 in software after card failure

I'm working on a Friend's WD MyBook "1TB" HDD that is not mounting. When I got in to it, I discovered that it is really 2 500GB HDD's set up as RAID-0. It appears that the drives themselves are ...
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Comp wont recognize windows 7 install disc after setting up RAID 0 in bios

I have a shuttle SN68S with 2 seagate barracuda 7200.11 160GB HD's and a windows 7 disc. I was running windows fine on one drive, added the other drive, got windows to recognize it in the virtual ...
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What is the upper limit of gstripe (RAID 0) performance in FreeBSD?

I've set up FreeBSD 7.X using gstripe (RAID 0) with two 320 GB SATA disks and raw read speed went from 70 MB/s to 110 MB/s. I'd like to know if I can reasonably expect similar gains (say roughly 200 ...
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GParted won't detect Raid-0 in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

On Ubuntu 9.10 it detected my nvidia RAID-0 (I'm using a 780i motherboard from Nvidia). The problem is that when I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 gparted no longer detects the RAID EVEN with an Ubuntu ...
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Moving a RAID array from one SIL3114 controller to another?

I'm working with a machine that uses Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard, which has a Silicon Image 3114R RAID controller onboard and two drives in RAID-0 (why??!?!?). The motherboard failed and I was ...
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Why Clonezilla doesn't recognize RAID0 drives - and how to fix it?

I have a not-so-recent HP desktop PC (model# m9510f, Q8200 CPU - I think it was manufactured in early 2009 sometime, because it still had Vista 64-bit). I've set it up with a pair of 500GB drives ...
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Practical RAID Performance?

I've always thought the following to be a general rule of thumb for RAID: RAID 0: Best performance for READ and WRITE from stripping, greatest risk RAID 1: Redundant, decent for READ (I believe it ...
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Steps to install Windows 7 64bit on RAID 0 (striping)?

I will receive in some days 2x500 GB hard disks (ST3500418AS) and an ASRock 890GX Extreme 3. My idea is to install onto it Windows 7 64-bit in RAID0 configuration (striping). I wondering which steps ...
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How to convert WinXP + Apps on RAID0 to use just one of the two RAID disks?

I have two 150GB SATA drives in hardware RAID 0, on which I have my C: (Win XP) and D: (installed apps). I'm migrating to Windows 7, but I want to keep my XP system until I've got it all running ...
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Raid0 setup - What should 'my computer' say?

Hey, I'm not a hardware person, so maybe someone here could help me. I ordered a PC from Dell that has "Serial ATA Raid 0 "Stripe"(7200RPM)Dual HDD" (2x500gb). However, I've just noticed that ...
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Will setting up a RAID-0 array boost my IO performance?

I currently have a single 640 WD HDD with 16MB cache. Sometimes during heavy I/O usage the machine slows down. Would I benefit much by getting a second HDD identical to the first and setting up a ...
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Can a RAID 0 disk/config be rebuilt?

Recently one of the hard drives of one of my RAID 0 configuration gave an error. What do I do now I'm hoping that I can replace that faulty disk with a new hard drive and that the RAID can rebuild ...
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Windows 7 / Ubuntu Dualboot GRUB Problem

I'd like to first say ahead of time that I'm running a RAID-0 Setup. 1.First of all, I'm glad Ubuntu 9.10 installed flawlessly and detected my RAID-0 setup just fine. The issue I'm having now is that ...
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Raid0 performance degradation?

Not sure if this belongs here or on SuperUser, feel free to move as appropriate. I've noticed the performance on my RAID0 setup seems to have degraded over the past months. The throughput is fine, ...
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How to improve Primary hard disk rate on Windows 7 Experience Index?

I’m getting confused with Windows 7 experience index; because on one of my home computers with 2 hard disks 7200 rpm configured with RAID 0 I got 5.9 as score on “ Disk data transfer rate “, while ...
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How to set up RAID-0 first time on new PC?

I have built basic PC's in the past but have never used a RAID array at all. SO now I am buying parts to build my new PC, it will be an intel i7 processor. My motherboard will have RAID support ...
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RAID0 array of USB 2 disks, both connected to a single hub. Any benefit?

I have two unused USB 2 drives. I wanted to stripe them in a RAID0 configuration for fast disk access for virtual machines. (I find running a VMware virtual machine off a USB2 drive to be painfully ...
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usb vs firewire for connecting two RAID 0 disks

I have a 2TB and a 4TB RAID 0 external drives (both have two physical hard drives in them). Both have a FW800, FW400, and USB port. My MacBook Pro has one FW800 port and two USB ports. I want to copy ...
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Will my RAID0 stay intact when I move it to a new computer?

My primary drive is a 250GB WD SATA drive. So, I added 2x 500GB 7,200 RPM WD SATA drives into my Windows Vista box and created a 1TB RAID0. I then formatted the the primary drive and installed Windows ...
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Motherboard RAID support or Hardware RAID controller?

About a year ago when I was researching how to set up some drives using RAID on a PC I was planning to build, everyone said I would need to purchase a hardware RAID controller, the decent one was ...
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SSD for apps and RAID-0 for data?

I am building a new PC. I am going to be using a 64gb OCZ Vertex SSD for Windows and other programs. I then will have regular drives for my data. I am thinking maybe I should run 2 hard dives in ...
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Will RAID 0 array still work if I replace bad MOBO with identical model?

My motherboard, which is an Abit AA8XE recently failed. I had most of my data backed up but would like to recover the rest. The problem is my drives where set up in RAID 0. If I replace the bad ...
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optimal SATA SSD configuration in new PC

I'm sold on SATA SSDs for my next PC but since their prices grow un-proportionally to their size, I'm wondering what would be the best configuration for them (for OS and Programs) would be: 2 SSDs ...
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Need a solution for a Software Raid on Intel DG965WH

I had setup a software RAID (Raid 0) on my Intel DG965RY motherboard. The motherboard had some issues and as it was in warranty i had it replaced. Now when I reconnected my hard drives to the replaced ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS when installing RAID 0?

I am currently running the following setup: -single sata western digital raptor hard with Windows 7 64 bit Can I make a image with Acronis true image of my system. Then add another raptor drive with ...
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Raid 0 - what happens with the data when hdds plugged into another motherboard

I am buying a new motherboard Asus M4A785TD-V EVO to replace the Asus A8N32 which has recently went dead. The original motherboard has a NVIDIA NVRaid controller which I was using to strip (raid-0) ...
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raid 0 data recovery?

HI All, I have two identical seagate 7200.9 500Gb drives confiured as a RAID 0 spanned disk in windows. One of the drives has lost power and wont spin up at all. I know this normally means death for ...
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After enabling raid0, blue screen of death

Im trying to get a raid0 setup going. I have a 750 gb hdd with the OS on it and two 80gb HDD. For right now, I just want to raid0 on the two 80Gb hdd. When I enable raid in my Bios, Win7 has a BSOD ...
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How to run 2 SSD drives in RAID-0?

I am wanting to replace my Operating sytem hard drive with 2 SSD drives. Well possibly just 1 but I am curious about doing 2 in a RAID-0 setup for even more improved speed. What exactly would I need ...
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Can I configure a partition of a drive to use RAID0 and still use the left over partition for storage?

I want to set up a RAID0 configuration. I only have a 80 GB drive and a 750 GB drive. I was hoping to only RAID 80 GB of the 750 GB drive so that it would match the 80 GB drive. I heard that this may ...
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How do I convert a Windows 7 Ultimate install to Raid 0?

I'm trying to convert my system to RAID 0 and so far I found contrasting opinions on the process. Somebody says Windows 7 can't boot from virtual volumes, somebody says it can. My ideal setup would ...
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Can someone explain RAID-0 in plain English?

I've heard about and read about RAID throughout the years and understand it theoretically as a way to help e.g. server PCs reduce the chance of data loss, but now I am buying a new PC which I want to ...