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It Happened Again (Tom, Richard)

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 21, 2004 5:57:58 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Hi,

Tha data corruption thing previously discussed with my Raid 0 on IC7G using
the 2 WD 8 meg cache HD's on Serillel II's has started happening again,
doing a repair on the raid (recoverable raid error) and doing an update
drivers (even though I removed all the old ones) on the Intel Sata Raid
Controller.

Having now lost my patience with the recurring problem, I've ordered 2
Seagate 80 gig Sata drives, my problem now though, since this is a procedure
I've never done. Can I just take a drive image of my current system, remove
the 2 WD drives, replace them with the 2 Seagates, and just use the image on
them? Since these will be new drives do I not have to Fdisk them or anything
before doing so.

It's a situation I've never been in before so could do with a pointer as to
how to go about it.

Many Thanks,

Dion L Heap
www.thetophouse.com

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2004 3:40:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Although I've used Serrillel2 adalptors with my board in the past with no
issues I think they were/are a bit of a kludge. I found that by putting my
PATA drives on the IDE ports that my system boots quicker and I think they
are marginally faster in operation.

I think it is relatively easy to use Norton Ghost or Acronis Trueimage to
achieve what you want. I've done it a couple of times, but some time ago. I
believe there's a thread on Abit's forum on this topic that you will find
helpful.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2004 3:40:21 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Sorted, I connected the two SATA drives, did a ctrl I at boot, created my
raid array, rebooted using floppy, than transferred my image to the new
array, seems to have worked fine.

Dion L Heap
www.thetophouse.com
April 22, 2004 6:34:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

yes, you can image the existing array and then put the image back onto the
new array. the only thing that you need to do is set up the array to be in
the configuration that you want it to run in. no fdisking or anything...
just configure the raid, boot to the imaging software utility and re-install
the image.

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"Dion L Heap" <NoSpam@ThankYou.Com> wrote in message
news:40870a0f$0$31513$fa0fcedb@lovejoy.zen.co.uk...
> Hi,
>
> Tha data corruption thing previously discussed with my Raid 0 on IC7G
using
> the 2 WD 8 meg cache HD's on Serillel II's has started happening again,
> doing a repair on the raid (recoverable raid error) and doing an update
> drivers (even though I removed all the old ones) on the Intel Sata Raid
> Controller.
>
> Having now lost my patience with the recurring problem, I've ordered 2
> Seagate 80 gig Sata drives, my problem now though, since this is a
procedure
> I've never done. Can I just take a drive image of my current system,
remove
> the 2 WD drives, replace them with the 2 Seagates, and just use the image
on
> them? Since these will be new drives do I not have to Fdisk them or
anything
> before doing so.
>
> It's a situation I've never been in before so could do with a pointer as
to
> how to go about it.
>
> Many Thanks,
>
> Dion L Heap
> www.thetophouse.com
>
>
!