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Convert to raid 1 after Vista install

Intel DP45SG Motherboard. Vista 64 bit already installed w/o raid. How can I convert to raid 1 without reinstalling Vista?

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  • bdaron Sep 10, 2009

    I have just installed 2 extra 750gb hard drives besides the current 640gb which has the OS(Vista 64-bit) and programs, etc. The problem is that Intel says that since the BIOS was not set for "RAID Ready" when the OS was originally installed, Vista has to be reinstalled in order to setup the new hard drives as RAID 1. I was wondering if there was some process I could use that wouldn't disturb all that has been done since the OS was installed.

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Install at least 2 more hard-drives, and configure them to use RAID.

Then, copy/move all your data-files from "My Documents" onto the new drive-set. The point here is to have "backup" for your files, not for the Operating System files (which can be re-installed from CD/DVD).

Your "programs" can stay on the "current" disk-drive.

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