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Can I Merge Partitions from two different internal HD's to make RAID 0

kron0trippr

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While searching for an answer to this question, I stumbled upon the following thread. It doesn't necessarily address my exact issue but may provide a little insight to what I'm working with:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/249414-32-installing-raid-sony-vaio

I have a sony vaio with two separate 120GB hard drives, originally they came in a RAID0 config, which I disabled because I was having trouble installing Ubunut along side Win 7.

So as it turned out I now have two smaller partitions that I would like to link up to be one larger partition.

When I boot up, I get the option (cntl + i) to get into the intel matrix storage manager options, and I have the option to create a RAID (0 or 1), but I do not have the option to "select disks" that option is greyed out. When I try to move along with the RAID, it warns that all data on disks will be lost etc. etc. I don't really want to have to re-install windows right now, I wish I could just merge the two partitions, but I don't think I can cause they are each on separate disks.

I guess worst-case senario I could create an image of my windows partition, create the RAID, and then reload my image?? I've never done this but I assume its possible eh?
 

kron0trippr

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Yeah I was afraid of this.... ok do you know how this is done? I'm sure there are programs specific to backing up your windows config.... I just don't want to have to go through and change all my settings again etc.... that takes forever
 

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