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SSD Boot Drive - RAID 10 Back Up

  • SSD
  • NAS / RAID
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
February 10, 2013 9:38:40 PM

Hi guys,
I have ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD!
I want to use this just for a boot drive & a few apps!

I am currently using four 750GB Seagate HHD in a RAID 5 set up!

What I would like to do is use the four HHD's in a RAID 1 0 set up for storage & apps install!


Do I delete the current RAID set up!

Install Widows 7 on my new SSD in ACHI mode!

Then rebuild the RAID as in Ctrl + I set up!

I have read on the net about unplugging the HHD's SATA cables before in stalling the new SSD!

Please help!

Thanks in advance! 0_0

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a b G Storage
February 10, 2013 10:51:08 PM

If you're going to destroy the RAID set anyway, disconnect the HDDs, boot with just the SSD, install Windows, reboot and make sure everything is ok. Reconnect the drives, create a new RAID 10 array, boot up and install the RAID drivers in windows, partition and format the new space.
a b G Storage
February 10, 2013 10:52:50 PM

If you were not planning on destroying the data, there is usually no way to convert between RAID 5 and RAID 10, you will need to image the drive to another drive first and then image it back to the new RAID 10 set.
February 11, 2013 7:32:56 AM

Hi Token,
Thanks for getting back to me.
I'm going to destroy the RAID set up, I have all my files back up on a server!
I was just a little confused about disconnecting the HHD's, before connecting the new SSD! I did not want to disconnect the HHD's mine are a little fiddly to connect!
So! I delete the RAID set up, connect the new SSD, load windows, reboot, set up new RAID! Sorted! 0_0

thanks for your help