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RAID 0 Setup

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Hard Drives
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March 2, 2014 1:04:43 AM

I have 2 HDD's in a RAID 0 config, two are from the same model and manufacturer and I assumed that they were both in the RAID array (I assume I'm using the right wording). There are 3 HDD's total.

When I removed the other HDD that is different model and manufacturer the RAID died, after finally plugging it all back in and getting it setup (RAID going again) I am trying to swap out the seperate HDD from the others while still maintaining my RAID.

I have no spare HDD's to use, so I can't just back up and start again. Is there a way to swap it up in Windows so I can remove the different model and manufacturer's HDD to use in another machine? or am I stuck with this setup until I can back it up to a different drive?

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March 2, 2014 2:08:36 AM

So far I deleted most the data, copying the data I need to the drive I do intend for raid (only as single drives) - next I'll copy that data to the drive I don't need.

Then I can setup the 2 drives for raid and copy the data back across, thank god it's it's all data I don't need to keep and can re obtain if need be
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a c 113 G Storage
March 2, 2014 8:50:28 AM

The RAID utilities should indentify which drives are RAID members and the type of RAID. It's difficult to provide help as we have no clue what RAID controller you're using.
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March 2, 2014 5:56:29 PM

Standard onboard, M4A77TD-PRO with it's onboard SATA ports (if that's what you were meaning).
I used windows itself to set the RAID up.

In the end I just lost a bunch of data (1.7~tb) and did a copy of remaining data across to the drive I was planning to removing.
Then I setup the Raid the way it was intended, and copied back.
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a c 113 G Storage
March 3, 2014 4:52:24 AM

An AMD motherboard isn't the same as an Intel motherboard, but that doesn't matter if you had a Windows RAID (not mentioned in your original post). This time did you use the AMD RAID controller instead of creating a Windows RAID? If so, did you install the tools?

Any hard disk or SSD should be backed up on a regular basis and, in particular, a RAID 0 because it's very difficult to recover.
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