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can i boot raid drives in non raid just to check firmware

Discussion in 'Storage' started by exodusprime1337, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. exodusprime1337


    Nov 27, 2007
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    so i'm looking into this firmware issue with my drives and i want to check them with the desktop software from seagate. i cant' do this with raid enabled. can i boot the drives to windows with raid disabled and use the tool then reboot windows and reenable raid to go back to stock? i have an nvidia fakeraid setup. nf590sli amd.
  2. Woody112

    Woody112 New Member

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    I tried that once and lost eveything. On the other hand I have disabled raid and tested each disk for errors and performance with HD tune. I think its a toss up.
    Personally I'd just back everything up and then attempt it, if it works then great if not at least you have a back up and a new firmware update.
  3. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    You should be able to, just set them to normal SATA in the BIOS, boot and check them, then reboot.

    Though I'm pretty sure there is a way to see this data, even in RAID mode. You just have to do it differently. Of course, if you are really worried, and absolutely don't want to risk your data, you can just look on the top of the drive, it has everything you need to know there.
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