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Raid 1 upgrade to larger drives?

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June 18, 2012 1:36:41 AM

I've got a 3 year old PC with an EVGA nForce 780i SLI Mainboard running Raid 1 with two 320gb hard drives. I'd like to upgrade them to larger drives. So a common practice I see done with HP servers in the industry is to pull one drive, replace it with a larger drive, let it rebuild fully, then pull the other, let it rebuild and then expand the array into the new space using dynamic disk or just create a new partition using the extra space.
I really don't want to have to rebuild the PC. It's running Win 7 FYI.

I just don't know if the raid built into this motherboard is smart enough for that. I'm wanting to upgrade to two 2TB drives. Even though this PC is 3 years old, it still is a very solid and reliable PC for my needs.

Thoughts?

Thanks
Mark

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December 3, 2012 4:38:02 PM

grimtale said:
I've got a 3 year old PC with an EVGA nForce 780i SLI Mainboard running Raid 1 with two 320gb hard drives. I'd like to upgrade them to larger drives. So a common practice I see done with HP servers in the industry is to pull one drive, replace it with a larger drive, let it rebuild fully, then pull the other, let it rebuild and then expand the array into the new space using dynamic disk or just create a new partition using the extra space.
I really don't want to have to rebuild the PC. It's running Win 7 FYI.

I just don't know if the raid built into this motherboard is smart enough for that. I'm wanting to upgrade to two 2TB drives. Even though this PC is 3 years old, it still is a very solid and reliable PC for my needs.

Thoughts?

Thanks
Mark


I have the same issue. a three year old HP desktop, Win 7 Pro, RAID1 configuration with two 500GB drives. I want to upgrade to new, fresher, largere hard discs, without major restoring issues.

Any comments from others who have done this type of upgrade would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Colin
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