[SOLVED] Need help setting up RAID 01 in a windows machine.

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Circumstances: Windows already installed on M.2 Drive. Want to create a new RAID01 set-up with two 4TD HDDs. Setup in the BIOS is completed successfully.

Hardware: Aorus X570 Wifi Elite, Ryzen 5 3600, WD500GB NVME, 2 4TB WDHDDs, 1TB WDSSD, Sapphire 5600x, Some Ram a PSU.

Issues: Windows 10 will not recognize my mechanical hard drive RAID01 set-up or my previously installed 1T SSD since switching to RAID config in BIOS. I believe I need drivers to support the new setup being that its my first time with this system but I do not know how to apply them.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-sataraidahci

Iv downloaded the driver and ran the executable from this link without success. I'm a relative novice--help is appreciated.

Update: Driver under the device manage named RAID Controller has yellow exclamation point, and a question mark. Will not auto update.
 
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Gotcha, so the RAID 1 set-up would be beneficial to a small server perhaps? I think I have misunderstood the purpose of the RAID.
It would be good for a webserver running a store, where downtime = lost sales.
And any RAID 1 still needs a real backup to protect the actual data.

If you don't need true 24/7 uninterrupted ops, you don't need a RAID 1.

And trust me, you are by far not the only one to make that mistake. Probably not the only one today...:)

For actual backups, I use Macrium Reflect. Backs up all my house systems to my QNAP NAS, but could just as easily be to an external drive or two.

 
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RAID01?
Please elucidate.

Either RAID 1, or RAID 0, or RAID 0+1 (which required 4 physical drives)


Why this RAID array?
And what will your overall backup routine be?
RAID 1 for the purpose of backing up critical data. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "overall backup routine".
 

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RAID 1 for the purpose of backing up critical data. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "overall backup routine".
Right....

RAID 1 is not a backup.
It is for continued uptime, in the event of physical drive fail. It does little for actual data security. A deleted file, ransomware, accidental formatting....all gone.

Physical drive fail is pretty far down the list of ways to lose your data.
 
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Right....

RAID 1 is not a backup.
It is for continued uptime, in the event of physical drive fail. It does little for actual data security. A deleted file, ransomware, accidental formatting....all gone.

Physical drive fail is pretty far down the list of ways to lose your data.
Gotcha, so the RAID 1 set-up would be beneficial to a small server perhaps? I think I have misunderstood the purpose of the RAID.
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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Gotcha, so the RAID 1 set-up would be beneficial to a small server perhaps? I think I have misunderstood the purpose of the RAID.
It would be good for a webserver running a store, where downtime = lost sales.
And any RAID 1 still needs a real backup to protect the actual data.

If you don't need true 24/7 uninterrupted ops, you don't need a RAID 1.

And trust me, you are by far not the only one to make that mistake. Probably not the only one today...:)

For actual backups, I use Macrium Reflect. Backs up all my house systems to my QNAP NAS, but could just as easily be to an external drive or two.

 
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