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How to setup RAID 5 after Mobo replacement

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Motherboards
  • Dell Studio Xps
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April 11, 2012 7:33:40 PM

Greetings all,

I have an old Dell XPS 600. It had 3 HDD configured in RAID5. A few days ago, the motherboard stopped working and after taking it apart I can see where a couple capacitors are burnt up. I am planning on buying a replacement motherboard, but am afraid that once I install the new board I might damage the data on the drives if I don't set the RAID back up properly. Can anyone give me an idea of how I should go about getting this thing setup correctly? If I remember correctly, the whole thing was configured through the on-board RAID controller.

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April 12, 2012 12:43:58 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Storage by Pyree
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April 13, 2012 11:24:11 PM

I hope you have a back up.

If there is no back up and your data is important... Get another Dell XPS 600.

This is one of the reason I recommend my clients do not use the on board raid
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April 14, 2012 6:05:43 AM

I actually have another XPS 600 MB coming in the mail. I should have been more specific. My question is, with an identical MB, is there anything I need to make sure to do to get the RAID going again? I noted which sata ports each drive was plugged into.. anything bios side needs done aside from setting the new BIOS to raid 5?
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April 14, 2012 7:18:41 AM

make sure the drives are connected to the correct ports they came out of on the old board
and make sure the BIOS is set to RAID/Autodetect ( i think its that for the raid mode in dells or something) the same as your old board and you should be good.

I would set the mode in the bios prior to installing the drives as well
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April 14, 2012 12:29:26 PM

kitsunestarwind said:
make sure the drives are connected to the correct ports they came out of on the old board
and make sure the BIOS is set to RAID/Autodetect ( i think its that for the raid mode in dells or something) the same as your old board and you should be good.

I would set the mode in the bios prior to installing the drives as well


Thanks for the reply! I'll let you know how it turns out... **crosses fingers**
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April 21, 2012 1:54:42 AM

Worked like a charm, thanks for the responses!
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