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Lpfan4ever August 29, 2009 12:37 AM

Moving windows 7 onto a RAID 1 array
I ordered 2 500GB hard drives the other day which sould be here come Monday or Tuesday, which will be run in RAID1.
I've currently got Windows 7 from the MSDN installed on a 60GB partition which is nearly full. I was wondering if there's any way to completely copy Windows over to those hard drives so I don't have to reinstall all the drivers or programs. Hell, if I could completely copy over Windows 7 so I don't have to install it, that would be great. However, I know that this is very unlikely.
Any help and suggestions are appreciated, and I'm probably gonna end up needing help with my RAID array after this too :bleh:

bushwhacker August 29, 2009 08:54 AM

- create an image of the current Windows 7 install
- clone to RAID array or to one 500GB drive and create RAID array and build

for Seagate drives you could use DiscWizard

for Western Digital drives use Acronis True Image WD Edition

Lpfan4ever August 29, 2009 08:17 PM

Thanks for the help bushwhacker. Would you know if those work on a Samsung and Hitachi drives? (Going from 60GB on the Samsung to the RAID 0'd Hitachis)

bushwhacker August 30, 2009 06:58 AM

not a clue.
- check Hitachi & Samsung web sites for something similar
- install Seagate and/or WD version of Acronis and see if it will recognize/function w.your drives

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