Upgrading motherboard, processor and SSD
Posted on 2012-09-04
I have a Vista 64 bit system with a Core I7 920 processor on a Intel DX58SO mother board.
My disk configuration is as follows:
disk 1 x2 500gb WD drives in a RAID 0 configuration
disk 2 1 tetrabyte WD
D: 155gb (this is configured as a primary partition and I am not sure why I did so? Could it be logical?
disk 3 1 tetrabyte WD
I intending to upgrade to an Core I7 3770K processor on the MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard,
adding a 120gb SSD drive up front and install Windows 7.
Please advise me on how might proceed.
My tentative plan is to drop out one of the pair of RAID 0 drives and
wipe clean the C partition and erase the boot sector with Disk Director.
I realize my logical drives will completely rearranged but there isn't
anything that I can do about that.
Boot up with the new SSD drive!!
Please advise and or point me to any links that may warn of any problems upgrading to a SSD drive. There must have been at least 10 million users who have been confronted with this task.
After reviewing this and noting that disk 2 has a primary partition can I just make that a logical partition, swap disk 2 and disk 3, leaving the old D to become maybe K and therefore not
losing my logical drive identities? Covert the original disk 1 to a logical drive thus the original drive C partition becoming the needed D partition!
I have always used RAID 0 on the boot drive, is there a problem with using RAID 0 on the non boot drive disk 2?