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Installing a SSD On a currently RAID system.

by milestone85 / March 4, 2012 1:06 PM PST

Hi there
I want to install a SSD in my new computer, the computer has 2 500gb drives in RAID0. I want to run my SSD with one of those 500gb drives. how do I do this?

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I wouldn't even attempt it.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 4, 2012 8:53 PM PST

Now I am no expert but I would say that mixing and matching different drives for RAID is a no go. In particular RAID 0 which you will be aware will make all data currently on the hard drive you intend to use as unusable and you would have to start over.

But even if you accepted that, the disk control software for SSDs is so different than for conventional hard drives that I just can't see how its going to work.

I had SSDs in RAID 0 on this machine I am using now and it kept failing because Vista has no TRIM controls. If you intend to use Windows 7 and even if you get it to work, you can't use Win 7's TRIM controls because of the mismatched pair.

Why not forget RAID and just use the SSD as a boot drive?


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Then you have to unRAID if first.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 4, 2012 9:11 PM PST

Your question is how to do that? Then first tell how you did setup the RAID.


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Done thanks!
by milestone85 / March 4, 2012 11:14 PM PST

Well i bought the computer new, it already had raid set up, 2x 500gb drives. They only had windows installed so no files were important to me. I figured out how to do it though, I had to unraid first then change to AHCI and format the HDD... then in windows I initialized disc, and gave it a drive letter (E:). Everything is good to go if anyone else needs help with this please send me a msg.

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