You will need
- Hard drives;
- - RAID controller.
First, find out the capabilities of your motherboard. Please read the manual to this device. If you don't have a paper copy, then please visit the official website of the manufacturer of this equipment and find out its capabilities – namely, whether the motherboard is the possibility of creating a RAID array.
If this is not possible, then buy a special RAID controller. Now decide the type of RAID array you wish to create. This will depend on not only the algorithm further configures the computer, but the number of required hard disk drives.
If you want to create RAID 0 (Striping), you need at least two hard drives. In this case, both of Winchester, will be combined into one volume. Connect both hard drive to the motherboard or a RAID controller.
If you want to use RAID 1 (Mirroring), then repeat the algorithm described in the previous step. In this case, the total volume will be equal to the volume of a smaller disk. All data will be duplicated on the second hard drive, which allows you to recover information in the event of failure of one of the hard drives.
When using RAID 0+1 you will get a combination of fast operating system and quality of safety data. This array requires a minimum of four disk drives. Connect them to the motherboard using a multi-port plumes.
Turn on the computer and press Del to enter the BIOS. Open the menu containing the list of available hard disks (Boot Device). In Disk Mode, select RAID.
Save the settings. Then restart the computer. While booting a message will appear describing the login method in the settings menu of the RAID array. Press desired key (usually F10 button).
Select the type of the future array. Specify the hard disks involved in the RAID creation. If prompted, select the hard disk that will be the main. Save the parameters. Then restart the computer.