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Help in KEEPING RAID systems after format!

Last response: in Storage
February 19, 2014 2:18:58 PM

I have 3 RAID systems;
1. 2x HDD's Internals, in Simple Mode.
2. 4x HDD's Externals, in Spanned Mode.
3. 3x HDD's Externals, in Spanned Mode.
( 2 & 3; In MediaSonic enclosure, eSata Cable with PCI-Express )

I want to format my PC with clean install,
the problem is that all these RAID's are
SoftWare & the HDD's are DYNAMIC.

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but will i be able to use this RAID's normally after the format?
Or i need to break all RAID's, then make it again with the newly installed windows? & HOW?!

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a c 885 G Storage
February 19, 2014 5:45:17 PM

You will need to 'Import Foreign disk', after you get windows installed again, from the disk management screen. Run diskmgmt.msc or you can access disk management from the computer management screen.

Personally I would leave the externals disconnected during the clean install and be sure to have the drivers for the esata cards handy.
February 19, 2014 10:00:48 PM

thanks for your help, but i have a some questions;
just now i went to disk management screen but didn't find the option you mentioned!
also before the import shouldn't i make an export!
what about the internal RAID?
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