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I have four 500 gig harddrives in raid 0 and want to move to new mobo keeping files

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Hello everyone! I have four 500 gig harddrives that were in a raid 0 configuration on my old mobo (asus m2n-sli deluxe) and want to move them to my new asus sabertooth x58. My old mobo is burned up (wont boot at all) and I can't access my raid array on it to back up to an external drive...

My question is.. is it possible to move the 4 harddrives to the same sata ports on my new mobo and keep the data that is stored on them?? I believe I used the jmicron raid controller on the old mobo and was hoping since my new mobo is an asus I might be able to just plug them in and have my old data still accessible through raid 0? Is there a way to do this without losing my info?

Thanks a lot in advance for any suggestions or ideas!! I have been pondering what to do for quite some time now! plz help

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I moved from P6X58D to P8P67 without losing my RAID array (or data).

Have 2 hdrives in RAID1 and 4 in RAID5 so was quite pleased to not have to rebuild/transfer data off the arrays

Although in general the move is not suggested as common practice as there will usually be issues with the different RAID drivers.
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Awesome!! That's promising to hear! Thanks a lot for the response.. Your system is a beast, nice build!

I have had the hd's just sitting on my desk for a while.. I was worried just hooking them up to the new mobo might result in losing all my data. My last build was an AMD one with an asus board and now I switched to intel so I was worried the raid controllers would be different and might not like my old raid 0 setup
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when you moved your harddrives, did you just hook them up to the same sata port #'s that you had them in before?
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when you moved your harddrives, did you just hook them up to the same sata port #'s that you had them in before?
The ports will not matter since its a different board. I would try to leave them the same though cuz you never know. Since its the same brand board it might make it that much easier.

With Windows 7 these days you hardly ever have to worry about losing files or reinstalling OS, or messing up your RAID array when changing motherboards. Just plug everything up and set it up in the BIOS the way it was on your old motherboard and Windows 7 should automatically update the board drivers upon first boot. I change boards a lot and have not had to reinstall anything . I do not have RAID right now, but had no problems in the past changing boards with 2 raptors in RAID 0.
Edited by Chuckclc - 5/26/11 at 8:30pm
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Awesome!! That's promising to hear! Thanks a lot for the response.. Your system is a beast, nice build!

I have had the hd's just sitting on my desk for a while.. I was worried just hooking them up to the new mobo might result in losing all my data. My last build was an AMD one with an asus board and now I switched to intel so I was worried the raid controllers would be different and might not like my old raid 0 setup
you cant be that worried about losing all your data given that its a RAID0 array though
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when you moved your harddrives, did you just hook them up to the same sata port #'s that you had them in before?
yeah exactly same SATA port numbers lol RAID5 from 1-4 and RAID1 from 5-6
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