1.    11 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 114
    Win 7,8.1 ,10

    Raid for noobies


    For the first time in awhile I have 2 semi new hard drives of the same size a WD blue and a WD black(manufactured). My motherboard is this 300$ already antiquated beast LOL
    ASRock > Z97 OC Formula

    Is there anything I should know before I try and follow the instructions,ect? Anyone want to give me a rundown on raid 101? Are there any programs that help with doing raid aside from the mobo maker,ect?

    Thanks for any help!
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  2.    11 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,466
    windows 10

    What do you hope to achieve with raid in most cases its a disaster waiting to happen and speed gains are often not worth the effort. Do image backups is the best method. If your mirroring drives and one get infected they are both infected. With images you can keep several backups
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  3.    11 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 417
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    What's your purpose for doing RAID on your drives?
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  4.    11 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
    What's your purpose for doing RAID on your drives?
    Data protection primarily and performance boost if worthwhile for win10 C drive.
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  5.    11 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    What do you hope to achieve with raid in most cases its a disaster waiting to happen and speed gains are often not worth the effort. Do image backups is the best method. If your mirroring drives and one get infected they are both infected. With images you can keep several backups
    I was wondering if its worth the trouble, so basically nope? Better off using mercurium to make backups then?
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