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Setup RAID 1 on existing Drives

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February 20, 2013 11:07:48 PM

I've been having some issues with a computer that belongs to CEO of the company I work for. It was built by his son in law and that son in law doesn't really have time to work on it anymore so fortunately "end of sarcasm" that responsibility falls on me.
Computer was running great until about two or three months ago where after shutting it down for the night and turning it back on in the morning would cause the computer to reboot three times after going through POST and during 4th time he was able to boot into OS (WIN7 64bit). I updated his bios and that seemed to fix the problem, BUT the computer was set in a Raid 1, but for some reason it is no longer set up that way. I see both HDD as separate HDD in "My Computer" C: & D:, both are 600GB with about 400GB of space free. How can I return them into their raid 1 configuration? MOBO is GA-X58A-UD7 Rev 2, Intel Core i7 970 cpu with 12GB DDR3 RAM Total. He has about $10,000 worth of programs on it (Electrical & Mechanical Engineer) and it would take me weeks if I had to start from scratch. Getting licenses renewed with some of these companies is a real pain in the you know what. Any help would be very appreciated.

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a c 971 G Storage
February 20, 2013 11:18:28 PM

why would you start from scratch.. backps man. backups!! Raid 1 is not a backup.

As for the raid issue. enable raid 1 and let the array sync back up over the weekend. being the diligent employee you'd proabably need to come in a few times and check on it.
a c 84 G Storage
February 22, 2013 4:09:06 AM

Boot from each drive to see both are boot-able - if it does good for you save ONE as back up

Clone to SSD if you want it fast, then back-up the images regularly.
Otherwise use eSU2-RD - I believe this the only hardware raid can do RAID 1 without wipe out data

Double check that with manufacture