Question B450 AMD RAID Question

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I'm wondering if I can take a drive and buy another of the same size then make them into a RAID mirror or if I have to blank both drives at the same time to create the array?

It looks like I have to initialize the drive and then create the array.

Also when I switched from AHCI to RAID mode it looked like there were only 4 SATA ports instead of the 6 on the board.

https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7B86v4.0.pdf
 
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I have SSDs for high performance storage, I would want mirror because reliability/failure safety is my highest priority for EG, photo/video albums, things which are seldom accessed and can't be replaced.

So I will have to initialize both disks and then create the array?
 
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Why a RAID 1?

And yes, you'd need to initialize the array first, then fill it with data.
I have SSDs for high performance storage, I would want mirror because reliability/failure safety is my highest priority for EG, photo/video albums, things which are seldom accessed and can't be replaced.

So I will have to initialize both disks and then create the array?
 

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I have SSDs for high performance storage, I would want mirror because reliability/failure safety is my highest priority for EG, photo/video albums, things which are seldom accessed and can't be replaced.

So I will have to initialize both disks and then create the array?
RAID 1 is not a backup for your data.
It only provides redundancy for the physical drive. It does nothing for the far more common forms of data loss. Virus, malware, ransomware, accidental deletion, corruption, etc, etc.

For that, actual backups are needed.
 

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