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Raid 0 and Raid 5 configuration with a Window 7 new install

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April 7, 2011 9:14:57 AM

I'm looking to go from Vista to W7 64. This of course will mean a clean install.

My problem: I have OS running on Raid 0 and all my data on the Raid 5. I'm using Intel's Rapid Storage software with the Embedded controller on my MB. When I wipe the raid 0 OS array, I'm pretty sure the raid 5 configuration will be gone as well!

Can I upgrade to OS W7 64 on the Raid 0 without losing what I have on Raid 5?
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April 7, 2011 9:48:31 AM

Yes, when you do the install it will ask you what partition you want to use.

Cleanest way is just to remove any partitions on the raid-0 and then point the installer at the clean array and let windows do its job.

The raid-5 will still be there, untouched.
April 9, 2011 11:48:16 AM

das_stig said:
Yes, when you do the install it will ask you what partition you want to use.

Cleanest way is just to remove any partitions on the raid-0 and then point the installer at the clean array and let windows do its job.

The raid-5 will still be there, untouched.




Thank you... I'll let you know how it comes out when I try it; haven't even bought the upgrades yet. :) 
April 9, 2011 12:07:28 PM

Backup is King, with administrator rights you can engage volumes one at a time - take your raid5 out of the picture when you reinstall; this should be fine if the stripped (raid5) drive is only for data and or paging files.
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