Ivor O’Connor

April 23, 2010

Upgrading A Hard Disk?

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 4:22 pm

I’m still working on that gaming computer from time-to-time. The hard disk windows score is only a 5.9. Apparently if I use Intel SSDs in a software RAID 0 configuration I’ll get 500MB/s performance. The question is how to do this without reinstalling everything. I’m looking at http://clonezilla.org/ but they state software RAID is not supported. I’m going to give it a try in a few months when I actually buy two of those SSDs.

Another good source of information on this topic is http://lifehacker.com/5517688/how-to-upgrade-your-tiny-hard-drive-to-a-spacious-new-one-and-keep-your-data-intact.

The best relevant information I’ve seen so far is this however:

-Create disk image on backup drive
-Insert new internal hard drive for old one
-Use Windows 7 install disc and point it at the disk image on the backup drive
-Watch the magic.

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