OK , Thank you, I have an Alienware machine, about 6 years old. I upgraded various things including the motherboard, vidio cards , and ram. Everything is running fine with two old drives set up in a "0 RAID" configuration using 2 500G drives for total of 1 TB. Problem? I'd like to replace the two drives with new ones, maybe 1TB each to double my capacity and speed up data access BUT then HOW do I transfer the data from my OLD 0 RAID pair of drives to the NEW one's?
Any suggestion would be appreciated
Well first of all, I feel very fortunate to have stumbled on this forum, I posted my question and within 20 minutes had over a dozen reads and 3 potential answers!!! THANK you guys and/or girls. Yes I CAN and would remove the old 2 drive 0 RAID array and replace them with the new drives. I even remember years ago transferring from ONE drive to a new one by moving it around from slave to master and copying the data that way but, obviously, this is TWO drives so I am stumped by how to go about jury rigging them together so that I could copy the old drives , I guess I would have to set them up as RAID 0 first??? Thank you all very much for your suggestions. I DO have an outboard drive that I use for regular backups, but I fail to understand how the "striped" data can just nestle together on a SINGLE drive
I know, I'm the worst brand of enthusiast
I love the learning and experimenting
but, like a collander, everything I learn seems to run down the plug hole every week or two
All your thoughts on this are appreciated ,