install windows 7 in new 1.5 TB drive

by admin on February 20, 2011 · 1 comment

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IF I install a new 1.5 TB drive and set it up for windows 7, then can I buy a second drive and raid it afterwards. My old system had two raided drives. Do I have to change the rad settings to use the first drive if I am getting a second drive in a few weeks anyway or can I leave the raid settings as they were?

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1 prashanth February 20, 2011 at 7:37 am

The suggestion example was 160GB drives in RAID 0 which would be 2 x 160GB drives. The second in the example being 1TB in RAID 1 which would be 2 x 1TB drives.

This would give you approx 298.02GB usable space on your primary for OS and Applications and 953.67 usable for data storage. In a RAID 1 if a drive fails you just swap it out for another and rebuild the array. No data loss.

In Windows 7 you will be using document libraries. Data from pretty much any location can be mapped to these areas ( look it up if you want to know more ).

3 RAID drives and swapping one out? I’m quite sure you heard that story incorrectly.

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