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    Default RAID 1 help

    I have a Gigabyte H57M/USB3 motherboard that supports RAID 0 and 1.

    I plan to reinstall Windows 7 on an SSD drive, and use 2 x 1TB HDD for storage setup as RAID 1 (mirror) to provide real time backup safety.

    I understand there are several ways to setup RAID 1 (BIOS, OS, etc). Is Gigabyte BIOS the best way to setup? Any instruction on how to do this?? I have searched everywhere to no avail.
    Ex. what SATA connectors to use for RAID 1 drives, how to format HDD, what to tell Windows etc.

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    Default Re: RAID 1 help

    You should install your SSD in SATAII_0, then your RAID in SATAII-1/2, all Intel ports.

    Then create your array either way, from windows using Intel RST Program, or the Intel RAID ROM BIOS by pressing Control + I at bootup.

    You will want to set RAID in the BIOS (At the top) before installing windows, and when installing windows load the Intel RST RAID Driver per your OS (32/64)
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...l%C2%AE+RST%29

    You want the "Pre-Install" Drivers, the middle download is the actual program you can install in windows and then later create an array if you want to do it that way instead.

    Once you create the array, in the BIOS or windows, you will then need to go to computer management by right clicking "my computer" and choose manager. Then go to disk management and select your array, from there you can create your partitions, format, and assign drive letters, ect.

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