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Best way to transfer data from existing Raid0 to new SSD/HDD setup

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April 26, 2014 8:32:28 AM

I am in the process of updating my computer and want to replace my 8 year old drives that are running in Raid0. I just bought a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB from Newegg on sale with the intent of fresh installing Win7 64 bit. Before I do that though I think I should also purchase a WD blue 1TB as a storage drive for my wife's rapidly expanding photo gallery. For $59.xx it seems the best bang for the buck on storage.

My question is am I able to simply plug the new WD Blue into my existing Raid system and just copy/paste all the pictures/videos? Once I have done that, and remove the old drives, will my SSD read the new WD blue storage drive correctly? Or will I have "ownership" issues with the new OS install. It sounds right but I know better to assume plug-n-play.

Thanks for the help!


Current System:
Windows 7 64bit
i5 2500k - stock cooling (have not needed to OC)
Asus P8Z68-V LX
EVGA GTX760 SC 2gb
2x8gb Kingston Blu 1600
Ultra LSP 600W psu
2x WD Caviar SE16 320gb - Raid0

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April 26, 2014 8:43:06 AM

Should work correctly. Format the new HDD as NTFS and copy everything you need to the new HDD, then unplug all drives except the SSD while installing the OS. After you are done with the OS install plug in the new HDD and it should work like normal.
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April 26, 2014 8:44:19 AM

It should be fine. Ownership issues really only come into play with the actual 'Users' folders, not the files inside them.

Create a few folders on the new drive, copy what you need, and off you go.
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