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SATA RAID questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by standinwave, May 12, 2006.

  1. standinwave New Member

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    I have two PCs. One has a fairly cheap ASUS mobo with an IDE drive running WINXP SP2 and two 160GB SATA drives in RAID 0 config 16k stripes. I have around 200GB of video on them. I also have an IC7 MAX3 mobo with two IDE drives, a Plextor IDE CDROM, three 200GB SATA drives RAID 0 (over 70% full) and a Plextor 712 DVD SATA, again on WinXP SP2. I have another two spare SATA plugs on Southbridge on the IC7MAX3 and I was wanting to move the two SATA drives first mentioned onto the second machine. There's no PSU issue (got 480W Tagan), but when I pressed CTRL I to set the array up on the second machine it thought the drives were 'new' and I wasn't about to wipe them, so I exited the setup and moved drives back (all OK). :)
    Question is - can I just move these drives? If so, how? Obviously, I don't want to lose any of the data!:eek:
     
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    no u cant
    youre second s-ata controller will always think that the hdds where new and will set up a new raid so u have to backup everything then create a new raid then u can play the datas new on the hdds
     
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    I guess the only good thing to come out of this will be I stopped BEFORE I created a new RAID set and messed it all up :toast:
    Better get some more blank DVDs!
     
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