Windows 10: How to Mirror the O/S drive with a second drive without using Raid

Discus and support How to Mirror the O/S drive with a second drive without using Raid in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I came across the following article about mirroring the O/S drive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by surfing69, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. surfing69 Win User

    How to Mirror the O/S drive with a second drive without using Raid

    surfing69, Aug 30, 2019
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  2. Bazsl1 Win User

    Can I use a RAID 1 drive array as my Windows boot drive?

    I am not going to use hardware RAID. I want to use Windows Storage Spaces to create the RAID 1 array from two identical hard drives.

    Do I install Windows on the first hard drive then create the RAID array using Storage Spaces?

    When I create the RAID array will Windows automatically mirror the Windows installation including the boot partition to the second drive so the RAID array is bootable?

    Are their any steps unique to this setup that I must follow when installing Windows or creating the RAID array so that the RAID array will be bootable?
     
    Bazsl1, Aug 30, 2019
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  3. Mike G 42 Win User
    On Wake from Sleep = BOOTMGR IS MISSING, with RAID O/S Drive

    My O/S is installed on a mirrored raid array consisting of 2 SSD's in striped config.

    Upgraded to Win 10, all seemed well.

    When PC wakes from sleep there is big trouble. Continuous "restarts" bypass the raid boot screen and the bios can not see my raid drives and the PC will never start ... infamous "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"

    A hard turn off / turn on with the physical power button will resolve all problems. Until it sleeps again.
     
    Mike G 42, Aug 30, 2019
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  4. Neemobeer Win User

    How to Mirror the O/S drive with a second drive without using Raid

    Moving Software Mirrored Drives To New PC


    If it's a software RAID then there shouldn't be any issues simply moving the drives over, even if it were a hardware RAID, a mirror RAID is pretty forgiving and shouldn't break. You can break the mirror as suggested by play2mefish it won't harm anything since the drives are identical data.
     
    Neemobeer, Aug 30, 2019
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