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June 23, 2011 9:18:27 PM

Hi! My intel/other motherboard finally gave up the ghost.

So I need a quick cheap solution to getting my intel matrix raid5 (ich10r)
disks back up and available while I shop around and build an all new system.

Any suggestions? are there compatible expansion boards for the ich10r or must I get an intel chip set mb with ich10r for raid5?
thanks in advance.
Joe

P.S> Oh. By cheap I mean a trailing edge 775 board that I can get for as much under $100 (as little ) as possible. I have a core2duo celeron available.
September 1, 2011 1:17:36 AM

I have the same issue. MB died and DFI Lanparty no more. Need to recover my RAID5 data before I build a new system.

Pls let me know if you found a solution!

a b å Intel
a c 216 V Motherboard
a c 76 G Storage
September 1, 2011 2:26:52 AM

tomhardjoef said:
Hi! My intel/other motherboard finally gave up the ghost.

So I need a quick cheap solution to getting my intel matrix raid5 (ich10r)
disks back up and available while I shop around and build an all new system.

Any suggestions? are there compatible expansion boards for the ich10r or must I get an intel chip set mb with ich10r for raid5?
thanks in advance.
Joe

P.S> Oh. By cheap I mean a trailing edge 775 board that I can get for as much under $100 (as little ) as possible. I have a core2duo celeron available.

A motherboard with an ICH7R or newer should meet your requirements as long as it has enough SATA ports (you didn't mention the number of drives in your RAID). Try to find a used motherboard with an ICH9R or an ICH10R that supports the type of memory that you have.
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September 1, 2011 4:32:30 PM

stuckysb said:
I have the same issue. MB died and DFI Lanparty no more. Need to recover my RAID5 data before I build a new system.
Pls let me know if you found a solution!

I got an Intel Core 2 Quad/Intel P43/DDR3/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard ,Retail
BOXDP43BF direct from Amazon for $83. It looks like Amazon is not
selling it directly but has 3rd party offers starting at $87. It has a ICH10R.

I have not tested the Raid feature yet. I have confidence it will work.

The down sides are: DDR3 memory (couldn't use spare DDR2) and no video
so I had to get a cheap PCI-X Video card for it. Only 1 P-ATA, no floppy. It has a 24-Pin power adapter but can work with only a 20 pin according to the documentation. And that does work!

I put a Celeron Core2Duo in it and that works! Plan to put a
Core2Duo 4700 in it when I have a full day free to rebuild.

In my original ASUS I am using 4 drives (no OS) partitioned as Raid 10 plus Raid 5. Even though you can do Raid 5 with only 3 drives you need the fourth if you
want to do a Raid10/5 combo.

Hope this helps.
Joe F
a b å Intel
a c 216 V Motherboard
a c 76 G Storage
September 1, 2011 5:11:28 PM

I see. You created both a RAID 5 that uses n GB of the drives and a RAID 10 that uses the remaider. In other words, you created two separate arrays that span all 4 hard disks.
a b V Motherboard
a c 277 G Storage
September 1, 2011 7:18:49 PM

Recovering data from a RAID array when the controller dies and you migrate to a non-identical controller has been known to be difficult. The exact storage of control information, and striping, and so forth, is not perfectly standardized. There was a thread recently with someone who succeeded; if I find it, I will post a link.

EDIT: Here it is: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

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a c 216 V Motherboard
a c 76 G Storage
September 1, 2011 9:41:27 PM
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2 years ago (for testing only) I moved a RAID 5 from an ICH10R to an ICH9R and it worked fine. I then moved it to an ICH7R and it also worked as expected. In all cases I didn't boot the system from the array.

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-022435...
September 10, 2011 4:28:00 PM

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