Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Can I install RAID 0 without formatting 1 drive


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Rustin

Rustin

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I want to install RAID 0 in my computer. I have an 80 gig hard drive that is just about full and I bought a second 80 gig drive and wanted to install a RAID 0 but didn't want to reformat the original drive if not necessary.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
To build a RAID 0 array you need to initialise and create the array.

This will erase the data on both drives, so if you want to use your current drive and build an array on that it WILL get wiped.

Easiest thing to do: Put the new drive in as a normal IDE drive. You'll get as much performance out of it as you would by putting it on a RAID. The speed increase of RAIDing it is insignificant to the point of whether it's worth the effort.
  • 0

#3
mcpscomp

mcpscomp

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 180 posts
If you are home user then none of those raid are for you. With all the speeds of those drives come with you would not even see the differece in performance but cost and maintenance in many ways you look at. bad choice.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP