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heartgrave

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Hey guys! My dad has 2 hard drives. He wants to make it so the system recognizes them as 1 drive so he doesn't have to pick and choose which hard drive he wants to store things on. I believe this is called a RAID setup...correct?

 

If yes, can I just buy a RAID card or would I need something else? I believe he has a 1TB and 2 or 3TB HDD. I want to get this for him for his birthday on 8/15.

 

If I do get it, is it just plug and play or do we need to wipe the HDDs and start over?

 

Is there any cons to doing this? Like if 1 HDD goes, does it lose data on all drives or anything else I can't think of that could happen?

 

Thank you!


Edited by heartgrave, 09 August 2017 - 10:54 PM.

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GeekSkyler

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You can do this without losing data. This link might help you. http://lifehacker.co...apacity-storage. I would still backup the drives to be safe.


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