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Old 11-01-2006, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default RAID arrays when windows is already installed?

This weekend im buying some more hdds (like maybe 2, 320GB disks) and i already have windows xp installed on an 80GB disk that i want to keep in there. I dont want to uninstall windows.
I have been looking around the net and all the tutorials just explain how to set up raid when u are installing windows.
So does anyone know if it is possible to install raid without installing windows
has anyone done it
has a nyone seen anyone do it?
any help wood be appreciated....
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can install raid without installing an OS on it.

Just build the array in the BIOS. Make sure you install the RAID drivers in Windows > then go into the hardware manager and format the array.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanx
just one of those things that get kwite confusing i guess
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