I'm looking to replace my HDD (currently set up for RAID) with an SSD but keep my HDD as a secondary drive (set up for RAID). There appears to be many discussions/blogs involving problems with RAID, and SSD/HDD combinations. I'd appreciate any tips for setting this up correctly.
I want to replace my current internal HDD with an internal SDD (containing my operating system and select programs). I would like to keep my current internal HDD as a secondary drive for other programs, data, pics, music, etc. My current HHD is configured for RAID and my BIOS is set up for RAID (vs. AHCI).
Can I make these SSD/HDD changes leaving my BIOs setting "RAID"???
My current plan is:
1st Step: Install the SSD as primary with the HDD connected as the secondary.
2nd Step: Boot my desktop (BIOs still set for RAID) and custom install Win7 64bit on the SSD. (No image transfers, a custom Win7 setup).
3rd Step: Reformat my HDD and set it up for RAID1.
4th Step: Install key programs on SSD and other programs/music/pics on HDD.
Am I on the right track??
There are some necessary steps to take in order to configure your system with a RAID.
I would recommend you doing the following:
You can check more information about the RAID setup at the following link: