Moving 32-bit RAID 1 to New 64-bit Maching...


I did a number of searches on the topic and couldn't find the answer, so apologies if I'm just not looking in the right place.

I have a 32-bit Vista machine with with a small boot drive and a pair of 500GB disks in RAID 1 for media. I am planning on building a new machine and will be loading Win7 or 8 64-bit. New MOBO, CPU etc...

What is the best way for me to get my same RAID 1 setup on the new machine. Is there a way for me to simply move my RAID drives over? Can I move them as a set or do I need to rebuilt the RAID? Should I just back up all the data, setup a new RAID 1 on the new machine and copy the data back? Something better or easier?

Thanks for any help!

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  1. If you're building a new machine the raid 1 will not move. You'll have to rebuild it using the raid controller on the new machine. You'll need to backup you data and restore it to the new machine.

    An easy way would be to use an external drive and then you would have something for routine backups of important data.
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