Swapping out drives

I've recently been given an opportunity to help out a friend with their first build and offered to split up my RAID 0 to provide them with a gaming hard drive. I decided to replace the two 500gb drives in RAID with WD 1TB. The only concern I have is mirroring my RAID onto the new 1TB and swapping it without any of the paths broken. Is there a reliable program out there that can do this? I should mention that my OS on a separate Raptor drive and the RAID houses applications and downloads.


This is my build:
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2GHz
HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
WD Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB x2 in Raid 0
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
COOLER MASTER HAF 922
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  1. You should be able to use any cloning software for this. Just clone the raid onto the new drive.

    Try clonezilla or Easeus disk copy which now seems to be rolled up into their backup software.

    http://www.clonezilla.org/

    http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/
  2. the only concern I have is that the new regular WD drives do not support TLER (Time-Limited Error Recovery).
    this could lead to problems with your RAID.

    WD has RAID drives (RE4) which are more expensive.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136798&cm_re=wd_re4-_-22-136-798-_-Product
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