RE: RAID on a new Vista Ultimate Installation
Well, others here say not to RAID 0 but I use it to strip 2 WD Raptor
10,000rpm drives together as one. Yes, this can be a bit scary if you don't
have a backup solution because if one of the two drives fails, your system
fails and you lose all your data. You have to recontruct everything from
scratch when there is no scheduled backup plan in place.
So, using RAID 0 is just fine if you have scheduled backups to an external
HD. I use Windows Live OneCare to backup to my Maxtor OneTouchII USB
external HD on a scheduled basis. I haven't tried the backup program that
comes with Windows Vista yet but have heard it will do the job - just need to
attach a USB HD. With RAID 0 you will be asking for trouble without the
external hard drive - it's a MUST! Of course you could chose RAID 1 (mirror)
but then you only get the strorage space of one hard drive as the other is
simply a copy of the first. But that is another backup plan, and it doesn't
need to be scheduled - it's automatic.
BTW, I upgraded from WinXP Pro running RAID 0 to Windows Vista Ultimate
without incident. To avoid problems, I think it best to setup your RAID in
WinXP then upgrade.
> I would like to set up a RAID 0 with a clean installation of Vista Ultimate.
> I do not have a RAID setup currently (XP Pro). Can I do this during the
> Vista installation process or should I set it up now and reinstall XP before
> attempting load Vista?