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RAID 0 Installation on XP after installing XP

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by harklar, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. harklar

    harklar Member

    Nov 4, 2004
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    Just booted up my first build using Windows XP Home. Had intended to use Raid 0 with my two identical drives but balked when I realized I needed a floppy drive to install the nvidia raid drivers. Having second thoughts and wanted to know what happens to my two separately partitioned and formatted hard drives if I go out, buy a floppy, install XP again on a Raid 0 array. Does the reinstallation process reformat and partition the two separate drives as a RAID 0 array only, or have I done something by formatting the drives? I'm also having a hard time finding some good information on the process from the MOBO company, (EVGA), so any advice their would also be appreciated.

    Core 2 e6750
    2 gb 1066 ocz epp ddr2 ram
    2 x WD Caviar 500 gig
    evga nforce 680i lt sli mobo
    8800gt 256 Video card
    Holly Hobby Mouse Pad
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Mar 4, 2004
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    Are you sure you wish to use RAID0? You are aware of it's disadvantages right?
    I'd recommend you keep the two drives as they are.

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