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RAID 0 Setup

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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Best answer
    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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