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    RAID setup issue

    Hello, I plugged my 2x 500gb WD hdd's into the Speeding HDD 1 and 2 slots on my Asus Maximus II Formula Mobo, unknowingly that whilst installing my OS for the first time, that it was doing so onto a RAID configuration...

    Is there any way to take my drives out of raid?

    I tried plugging them into different sata slots on the mobo, but now when I boot up it says "Hard Drive not found!" on the black dos screen, which seems like an unimportant message since my computer boots up fine aside from that screen showing up for one second... and it appears that they are in a performance raid setup...

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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Can you take a photograph of the BIOS output that reports "Hard Drive not found"?.. Just upload it to omploader.org or something. I'll check over the motherboards manual.
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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Can you take a photograph of the BIOS output that reports "Hard Drive not found"?.. Just upload it to omploader.org or something. I'll check over the motherboards manual.
    I don't have access to good photos, just a webcam that isnt currently hooked up...

    I have both hdd's hooked up to the same bracket...

    There's three "terminals" each with two SATA inputs.... I have my disc in Sata 1 and my HDD's in others

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    Re: RAID setup issue

    I dont think youll be getting them out of RAID without reinstalling the OS as it will have installed across them both, is there a reason you dont want to use raid now that its working?

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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker1986 View Post
    I dont think youll be getting them out of RAID without reinstalling the OS as it will have installed across them both, is there a reason you dont want to use raid now that its working?

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    Well I just planned to have two separate drives... but you're right, now that it's stuck here I guess I'll make the most out of it...

    Performance setup maybe will make things install faster, I dont know... maybe its a good thing, lol

    What's the benefit of having it in a performance raid setup

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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Robscure View Post
    What's the benefit of having it in a performance raid setup
    Twice the disk throughput. Or close enough.
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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Twice the disk throughput. Or close enough.
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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Robscure View Post
    Well I just planned to have two separate drives... but you're right, now that it's stuck here I guess I'll make the most out of it...

    Performance setup maybe will make things install faster, I dont know... maybe its a good thing, lol

    What's the benefit of having it in a performance raid setup
    If you want some drive separation you could partition the drive using computer management and shrink your volume, but I would stick with the RAID overall since its there and working

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    Re: RAID setup issue

    If you have twice the capacity of one of the drives, then you are in RAID0 and if one drive fails, you will lose everything.

    Just be careful
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    Re: RAID setup issue

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    If you have twice the capacity of one of the drives, then you are in RAID0 and if one drive fails, you will lose everything.

    Just be careful
    I have never had a HDD "fail" on me before... so I don't think it will happen? What would make it fail?

    I don't have "twice the capacity", if by capacity you mean space...

    I have 2x 500gb western digital HDD's... and only 500gb space on my C:\ drive.... they're in the performance raid setting... the one that loses everything if one fails...

    There's even another option, which is motherboard specific... that my mobo gives... which is like an extreme performance setting, but I would have to re-format in order to activate that... I think that would be overkill, and since its all working nicely, I think I will leave it alone...

    I've got everything backed up on an external HDD so if anything did happen I can replace it quite quickly and easily.

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