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Hello all-
This is what I want to do. I currently have XP on a 40 gig drive connected via IDE interface. My motherboard supports 2 SATA drives and thats what I want to upgrade to, in RAID 0, by using two Caviar 120 SATA drives.

Would it be possible to hook one of the SATA drives and first ghost the old IDE to one of the new SATA drives, then trash the IDE and hook up the second SATA and implement RAID then?

The more I think about this I'm guessing I have to start from scratch.

Also, is it worth it? I'm really doing this for performance.

Thanks,
Brad
 

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The way I initialized the RAID-0 on this system is first build the XP system on an IDE drive, including the RAID drivers for the MB. I then created the RAID-0 array, and finally I GHOSTed the image to the RAID array. Worked fine.
 

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Ok cool. I left out ultimately what I wanted to do, but only because I didnt want my first post to be confusing. Once I hook up my raid 0 array, I'm going to use the old IDE drive as the e: drive and install fedora 4 on it. I want to be able to have a dual boot system, with xp exclusively on the array and fedora on the IDE. I was told this is possible, but can be difficult b/c fedora is not loaded on a primary drive hence making it difficult for the bootloader to start xp or fedora sucessfully. Have you or anyone tried this before?

I'm sure some alternatives are to partition the array accordingly, but I dont want to do this.

Thanks for your help sofar,
Brad
 
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