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Implimenting Hardware RAID 1 with TrueCrypt

  • Hardware
  • NAS / RAID
  • Hard Drives
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
April 4, 2013 4:07:34 PM

I just purchased a second 2TB HDD and want to copy all the data from my current 2TB HDD to it and then run the two in a RAID 1 array. I'm not sure how to go about doing this... I'm also concerned there will be problems due to the fact that the first hdd is entirely encrypted using TrueCrypt. What is the best way to get this done?

I have a DX79TO motherboard if thats of any importance.

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a c 1306 G Storage
April 4, 2013 7:08:14 PM

normally you just add the drive, create the raid 1, and the system will automatically copy the data over. I'm not sure how truecrypt affects the process.

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a b G Storage
April 5, 2013 9:19:02 AM

Depending on the features of your RAID device/software. Check if it supports creating a degraded RAID1 (some devices call this XRAID or flexRAID). If that is the case, you would create a degraded RAID1 with the new HDD, setup TrueCrypt then copy the data from the original HDD. Once the data has been copied and verify, you can add the original HDD to the RAID1 and sync the drives.

If degraded RAID is not supported, they you will have to backup your data, create RAID1 with both disk, then restore your data from backup.
July 1, 2013 1:48:55 PM

wrong thread