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Help with raid and converting to ssd


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GT780DXR

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Hello all you geeks, and geekettes.
Thank you for reading this post, and hopefully I will get my questions answered. I am currently running an MSI GT780DXR-446 laptop. specs on this thing Nvidia graphics cards GTX570M 3gb. Intel I7-2670QM, and 16gbs of ram. I am running a 1tb of HDD in raid form, but I been looking to switch over to SSD. How to I transfer data from a raided machine? I know how to do it if it was a single drive, or even two separate drives, but since data is spanning both drives I am clueless. I can turn off the raid if I wanted to when I switch to ssd, but I am looking for that outrageous speed that comes with a raided ssd. The ssd's I been thinking of buying is the Samsung 830 Series 512 gb. I was looking at the one that has the 520 read/ 400 write. Now I am not stuck on this brand. If there is a better sdd drive please let me know. One thing I need these drives to be is stable. I do online schooling, and the last thing I need is my system to go down because my ssd decided to take a dirt nap. Anyway if i left things out I am sorry just ask, and I will try to clarify it. I am open to suggestions, and ideas. Thanks again for taking the time to read this.
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I guess I will try to clarify my question. My machine is in a raid format. It is running 2 512GB 7200rpm hard drives. Windows sees my drives as a 1TB drive. I would like to switch over to SSD. So how can I transfer the information thats on the raided disks; so that I can continue running raid in SSD?
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Using RAID0 for the OS drive is not a very good solution, a very risky strategy. Please read this post, right to the end.
> http://www.tomshardw.../278576-32-raid

Something I have not attempted to do, but there are possible solutions.

> http://www.tomshardw...-arrayed-drives

For the price of 2 reasonable quality SSDs you could get a single large one for the OS. You could us a backup program to backup the RAID disks and them copy back to the single OS SSD.

This is the latest version of Caspar, which I think is capable of this + more.

> http://www.softsea.c...iew/Casper.html
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Hi.
Just enquiring into how you are progressing with your problem? An update would be appreciated.
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