I'd like to install a second like SATA drive for RAID 0; with ability to backup/restore to/from the installed F drive .
Question: How do I proceed sequentially (please list steps), but assuming I have installed the new unformatted SATA drive. I use Acronis True Image (on this Vista Premium OS). Presently, I backup C to F.
So, I've installed the new 2nd drive: I have to configure the BIOS to allow the SATA Controller to use RAID 0.
I have an informative ASUS Manual on how to do that. Assume that my P/S is adequate & there is a free SATA port on M/B.
What I am uncertain about is how to format the new drive, as Acronis states the new drive is to be partitioned, etc. Do I have to do that if Acronis is restoring the F Image?
Seems like I just have to format to NTFS period: all unallocated space??
Note: I've read the Acronis Manual, but am not sure about all the advice, as it was not stated that I am or am not to format the present C drive, so that I have two wiped drives for RAID 0.
This all seems too scary for me; without exact directions via Acronis.
I'd have to pay $35. for tech. support, as I tried the free e-mail support & received a totally skimpy reply.
OK, you've advised me on the successful setup for RAID 0:
now how do I restore the F drive image to the new RAID setup?
I've restore Acronis Images before & I believe I read in the manual, that the RAID 0
is just labeled as C drive (even though there are now 2 physical drives). Correct?
So, it seems that the restore should be the same as before RAID 0??
I hope my questions make sense; I searched the E-E questions, but gave up as I didn't find this same process, I'm inquiring about. But I'm sure what I want to do is "common".
Thanks, Jim aka Vineyardtechie