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Moving a RAID5 from one motherboard to another

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June 20, 2012 6:15:45 PM

I have an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO motherboard and I have three Seagate 2TB drives in a RAID5. I am concerned that my motherboard might be bad. If I replace the motherboard with an identical model, can I set up another RAID5 in such a way that I can preserve the data that is already on the three drives? If so, what steps do I need to take to make sure that happens?

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June 27, 2012 5:08:58 PM
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I have successfully moved an Intel ICHR9 array to a separate, identical board. As long as the chipset is the same, you shouldn't have any issues. The raid meta information is stored on the drives. I searched quite a bit, and found a lot of people having good luck with transfering drives to same chipset AMD raid arrays. Obviously, if you have a way to back up, it would be highly recommended.

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July 13, 2012 5:55:52 AM

I didn't actually need to try moving the RAID so I don't know if it works or not. However, I'm tired of getting emails about answer so jcoultas98 gets a free 'best answer.'
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July 13, 2012 5:56:02 AM

Best answer selected by danraies.
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