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September 3, 2011 12:47:18 AM

How would I go about putting my raptors in PC 2 and taking one of the Caviar Blacks from PC 2 to put in PC 1.
I would really like the SSD to have the OS from PC #1 and PC #2s on the Caviar Blacks.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks


Computer #1
I have all my current games and works stuff on this PC.

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz (Overclocked to 3.6Ghz)LGA 1366
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 6GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Case
EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition 1792MB
2X In Raid 0 Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA
EVGA Killer Xeno Pro 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI
Ultra X3 1000Watt PSU

Computer #2
ASUS P8P67 EVO Motherboard
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
ZALMAN CNPS9500
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600
COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition
ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580
2-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SONY Black 12X Blu-ray
Thermaltake Toughpower 1050W Gold

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a c 119 G Storage
September 3, 2011 1:42:49 AM

First make a complete backup of everything.

The OS cannot be just transferred by taking the disk out and installing it in another computer. For a good installation you must re-format the disk for the OS and then install the OS without adding any other disks to that computer. After the OS ids installed you can add disks to the computer.

Same with computer #2.

It is best to bite the bullet and re-install all software. If not, things will come back to haunt you.
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September 3, 2011 7:00:39 AM

So pretty much back up what I need on one of the empty Caviar Blacks then reformate the whole drive and start over?
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a c 119 G Storage
September 3, 2011 11:56:45 AM

BarelyBen said:
So pretty much back up what I need on one of the empty Caviar Blacks then reformate the whole drive and start over?

Yes that would be the safest way.
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September 3, 2011 11:10:21 PM

ASUS P8P67 EVO Motherboard
Can I put the Velociraptors in RAID 0 with this MOBO?
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September 3, 2011 11:20:32 PM

Why would I want RAID 1 isnt RAID 0 much faster? also I all ready have them set to RAID 0 on my old PC can I put them in my new PC and set them to RAID 0 will they work?
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a c 119 G Storage
September 3, 2011 11:29:04 PM

BarelyBen said:
Why would I want RAID 1 isnt RAID 0 much faster? also I all ready have them set to RAID 0 on my old PC can I put them in my new PC and set them to RAID 0 will they work?

In RAID 0 if you lose one disk, you lose all data! That is why I suggested RAID 1 instead, That is if you have to have RAID.

And transferring the RAID disks from the old computer on to the new computer will not work. You will have to rebuild the array from scratch. This is because the RAID controllers on the motherboard have minor differences even if they are from the same manufacturer.
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