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Moving from RAID 10 to Single Drive

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July 17, 2012 11:58:56 AM

Hi everyone,

I am moving from a 2 TB RAID 10 array (4 x 1 TB), which is my D drive, to a 2 TB single drive. I've already copied the partition to the single drive, which is now the E drive. I boot off another drive (C). The RAID array has several programs and most of my data.

What's my next step? Do I simply unplug the RAID drives, boot into Windows, and change the drive letter E to D? That seems too simple...
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July 17, 2012 12:58:53 PM

It should be that simple.
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July 17, 2012 2:24:33 PM

I hope! Kind of nervous. I may do a backup of the partition to an external just in case.
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a c 82 G Storage
July 17, 2012 2:38:10 PM

You should always backup important data.
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July 17, 2012 3:46:01 PM

Yes I do.

Can I switch the drive letters *before* unplugging the RAID drives? Make the E drive D, make the RAID array Q or something, and see if that works?
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July 17, 2012 3:54:59 PM

Yes you can do this. You'll need to make your RAID 10 a temporary letter like Z and then simply make your new 2TB E drive the D drive.

But yeah, if you copied all of your data off of the RAID 10 and you can access and verify that it all shows up under the 2TB single disk, then its just a matter of unplugging the RAID and rebooting :) 
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July 17, 2012 4:18:09 PM

mmbruce10 said:
Yes I do.

Can I switch the drive letters *before* unplugging the RAID drives? Make the E drive D, make the RAID array Q or something, and see if that works?

You have to make drive D as drive Q before you can make drive E as drive D.
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