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April 14, 2011 1:22:12 AM

Ok so basically I have 2 SSDs in raid 0 and an emergency came up so I need to make some quick cash, I need to dissemble the raid and sell the SSDs.

So my question is how would i transfer all of my data from the 2 SSDs to one HDD.

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a b G Storage
April 14, 2011 9:23:09 AM

Make a drive image then "burn" the image to another HDD. You'll have to make sure that the HDD is equal in size or larger than the image, though.
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a b G Storage
April 14, 2011 10:15:28 AM

Most HDD manufacturers have software you can download from their website that will allow you to copy from old drive to new drive. I'd start looking there.
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a b G Storage
April 14, 2011 11:40:03 AM

Yes.
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a c 289 G Storage
April 14, 2011 2:22:00 PM

If it's not the OS, but just data that you want to copy, make sure that the target drive is attached, turn on the computer, and use Windows Explorer to copy from the SSD RAID to the hard drive.

Be kind to both yourself and the buyer; do a Secure Erase of both SSDs. It will protect your data and give the buyer a clean, fast SSD.
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April 14, 2011 4:55:37 PM

Full transfer, OS,drivers,games,etc from raid SSD to HDD and when you say secure erase, do you mean like, a full format?
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a c 289 G Storage
April 14, 2011 7:31:26 PM

SATA drives have a built-in command called Secure Erase, to do, well, a Secure Erase. Better than a full format. Toms uses it between test passes on SSDs.

I came across it in a document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on sanitizing media: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-88/NISTS.... They state that "The Secure Erase software can be download from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) CMRR site." CMRR is the Center for Magnetic Recording Research: http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/

And here's where they offer the secure erase utility: http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/SecureErase.shtml
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a c 289 G Storage
April 14, 2011 7:33:53 PM

Since you want to clone the whole drive, including the OS and the ability to boot, grab a free utility like EASEUS disk copy (http://easeus.com/disk-copy/), put the drive in the machine, and clone the data from the array to the disk. Once you remove the RAID array and boot from the disk, there is an excellent chance that the boot will fail because the system is trying to read your OS drive using RAID drivers. Should this happen, boot to your install disk and do a Repair install.
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a b G Storage
April 15, 2011 6:40:37 AM

That link looks like what you want to do. I haven't done it on Win7, but I've done this on XP before and that looked like the same process.
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a c 289 G Storage
April 15, 2011 12:38:07 PM

Isn't sevenforums great? Actually, that's not what I meant, but it looks worth trying, if your system boots in the first place.


I only do repair installations if, as I wrote above, the system will not boot. I boot from the installation DVD, letting it detect my Win7 install, and choosing to do a repair. The link you provided looks snazzier, since it goes to the update site instead of working with files as of the date that the DVD was burned.

I gotta keep that link around.
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April 17, 2011 11:01:04 AM

just cloned it and did windows repair
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April 17, 2011 11:01:27 AM

Best answer selected by ddli.
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