how to install Windows in a raid 1 config

Hi. I have two 160gb hdd and I wanted to install windows in a raid 1 configuration with those drives. I have windows 10 currently installed in a third 320gb hdd and already transformed the other two into a single raid 1 partition. How do I install windows in the raid 1? Do I have to move the system to that partition or do I have to install it from scratch into it? If it's the second option, how could I install windows in a dynamic partition? thanks
Hi Elias. I'm Greg, an installation specialist and 10 year Windows MVP here to help you.

After ten years in forums daily I've never seen a good outcome with RAID. Even a mirror or RAID1 designed to protect data if one drive fails, has always still resulted in the loss of all data.

With today's huge drives, real time backup and lightning fast SSD's there is no good reason for RAID except to learn the hard way.

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I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.


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Last updated June 10, 2021 Views 380 Applies to: