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1st Raid Card Install, Need jump Start...
Hi Folks, My System config will be listed below.
I have ran on board RAID and need advise or pointers to get me going
with the Areca-1200 and two WD RE3 750GB hard drives.
My humble skill level:
I built my vista 64bit system myself from the ground up. A very nice
smooth experience. Scary smooth.
I had used RAID 1 for backing up photos experimenting with both of the
on-board raid controllers, Gigabyte's and Intel's. I have since moved
the drives to an external eSATA two drive box by XTRASTORE.
I have not ran a booting OS RAID setup.
So now I want to go from running my OS on a single WD 750GB Green HDD
to the RE3 drives in Raid-1 in case one dies I can keep going until the
parts are replaced or fixed. I'm hoping the trouble of using a
controller card will be rewarded in the freeing up of resources the
on-board would put on my CPU. The external eSATA setup will remain.
I will want to pull my current WD Green 750GB drive, install the RE3's
with the Areca-1200 and reload a fresh Vista HP 64bit OS starting as a
new system. Fun Huh?
So I am hoping you guys can give me a jump start the manual will not.
Perhaps things in my motherboard BIOS I would need to change like a fast
boot option and such.
Or tips and tricks.
I want to go from my single drive system to a RAID 1 setup doing a new
Vista Home Premium install and a fresh software installs.
My application other than a home PC is running Adobe's PhotoShop CS4
and Canon's Digital Photo Professional.
Anything you can prepare me for will be great, Thanks
'Rookie Photographer' (http://alcphoto.net)
PHOTOSHOP CS3 RIG
- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
- Intel Q6600 G0
- 610W CORSAIR PSU
- POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
- 8GB CORSAIR MEM
- 1XWD 750GB HDD
- 2X WD 750GB RE2 RAID-1
- VISTA X64 SP1