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Hello, I am thinking about setting up my system for raid. Not sure which one yet but will be looking at that. What are the procedures to do that properly? I already have a TB hard drive that is populated with programs and data. I am sure I just dont add the second drive and expect things to catch up.

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Hello police340...
To be able to use RAID you must have at least 2 identical HDDs...
Microsoft recommends two identical HDDs [same manufacturer, model and size]

Now, it depends for what you will use your RAID...
If you want to provide Fault Tolerance, you should use RAID-1 [Mirror]
This means that if one HDD fail, other one can take over his place and start an operating system [but it wont be fault tolerance anymore untill you replace faled HDD with new one]

If you want to improve system performance, you can use RAID-0 [stripe] but you wont have fault tolerance...
This means, if one HDD fail, you wont be able to boot your system...

You can use both software or hardware RAID implementation...

here is a quick overview of RAID solutions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_0#RAID_0
 
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