Yes I currently have a 60 gig 5400 rpm hard drive and am upgrading to 2 60 gig 7200 rpm raid 0 for the primary drive. The original 5400 drive will then be formatted and used to store dvd images. I want the raid 0 setup to speed up my dvd production (takes for ever on 5400 rpm drive when dvd maestro checks 4 gig video files!!)
I got you message Mubbers so here I am.
Well I'm not an expert on PM, but I guess partitioning is partitioning. Here's how I'd do/try it:
1. Set up the RAID array and partition it.
2. Clone the old drive partition onto the new one.
3. Swap the drives around (set the RAID array as first boot in BIOS).
Some advice though. If I were you I wouldn't run the system on the RAID array. RAID 0 is way to unsafe. If you have the money to get another 7200 drive, do that. If you don't I can't tell you which is best since a 5400 drive is so much slower than the RAID that it may well make up for the extra risks.
If you decide to have the RAID only as encoding space, you won't loose any encoding performance (may even be a bit faster).
I had similar ideas of using raid, but when I realized that PartitionMagic does NOT work with raid setups I gave up on raid, as I appreciate the back-up possibilties one has with ParitionMagic.
By the way, as I mentioned in a new thread, to which nobody answered so far, the copy function of my PM installation is faded out, and I don't know why, so again, I can't back up my drive C.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS