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If i RAID two hard drives on one computer will they still be in RAID on a second?

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July 5, 2014 6:58:19 PM

hi guys, i would like to know if i RAID two hard drives on one computer will they still be in RAID on a second? I would also like to know if i can raid NTFS hard drives on a mac. Thanks in advance for any help!

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a b G Storage
July 5, 2014 7:03:10 PM

No.

Well, almost never.

Every system has a different way of setting up a RAID, and even if You had 2 identical motherboards to use, the RAID would need to be re-initialized on the new system.

It might be possible with an expensive hardware RAID card, or with an external enclosure that turns disks into a RAID and has a single connection like SATA or USB back to the PC.
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July 6, 2014 1:21:05 AM

Recycled said:
No.

Well, almost never.

Every system has a different way of setting up a RAID, and even if You had 2 identical motherboards to use, the RAID would need to be re-initialized on the new system.

It might be possible with an expensive hardware RAID card, or with an external enclosure that turns disks into a RAID and has a single connection like SATA or USB back to the PC.


Thanks for Helping, i was really puzzled.

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a b G Storage
July 6, 2014 2:22:53 PM

This is why I never use RAID. Data recovery is a critical part of any file system, IMHO. RAID fails miserably at data recovery.
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