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Set up RAID without wiping disks?

  • Gigabyte
  • NAS / RAID
  • Motherboards
  • Western Digital
Last response: in Motherboards
January 22, 2010 1:52:31 AM

I'm using a new Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR with my two old Western Digital disks. These disks were configured with RAID 1 on my old motherboard, and already have XP and all my stuff installed on them. I'd like to use them with RAID 1 on the new motherboard. However, the RAID setup utility wants to wipe the disks before configuring the array. Does anyone know how to put the disks into a RAID 1 array without wiping them first?


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a c 178 V Motherboard
January 22, 2010 12:11:44 PM

Only way I know of is to copy (or 'image') your stuff over to a third drive, then zap 'em back onto the RAID - every RAID BIOS I've ever used 'kills' the drive structures in the process of initializing the RAID...
January 27, 2010 2:04:47 AM

Best answer selected by rainfingers.