Originally Posted by cjdshaw
I think it's F6, not F1.
I had a RAID0 config on my old desktop. I got a little speed boost (about 10%), but then one of the drives failed. Seems IBM made a whole batch of bad drives and they pretty much all failed. I'm now a bit wary of RAID0.
Well even without RAID 0 then the drive would've still failed and you'd have lost the data on it anyway. Can't really blame a bad batch of IBM drives on your RAID array...
Originally Posted by T4sys
How easy is it to change RAID configurations? Or, upgrade from single drive to RAID array?
For setting up the RAID array from a 2 drive setup, taliosfalcon was pretty much right (though it is F6, not F1), although you also have to set up the array before installing Windows; mostly these days through a boot ROM (at least, that's how it is on a desktop, not sure about lappies, never owned one with RAID support).
When coming from a single drive setup you will of course need to buy and install a 2nd HDD of the same size, spindle speed, and interface (best bet is to use same brand and model). Then you just set up the array the same as before.