1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have win 8.1 on an ssd going to do a clean install of win10 on said drive. Wanting to use another ssd same size to mirror first drive to always have a current backup of C:\
    04-12-2016 08:42 PM
  2. jmshub's Avatar
    If your PCs hard drive supports it, you could set the two drives up in RAID1 configuration for exactly that purpose.
    04-14-2016 01:55 PM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    That would be a function of the SATA controller on the motherboard.

    If it's got an Intel chipset (ex. ICH10R = the R stands for RAID), and you set the drive mode in BIOS to support RAID instead of IDE or AHCI, and install two drives, you should see a CTRL+I prompt during bootup which lets you configure it.

    There are others besides Intel (this is the one I could spout off all that info off the top of my head for), you need to check your motherboard manual.
    04-14-2016 02:53 PM
  4. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    RAID 1 and RAID 0 are the most common types of RAID configuration. Raid 0 uses 2 drives to increase performance and RAID 1 is used to mirror your setup in case of failure.
    04-15-2016 07:18 AM

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