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Transporting raid array to another mobo ?

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I am willing to go for a ddr3 mobo ( still ddr2 XD ) . i am planning to buy a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo . can i actually transfer my two 500GB hdds(rain 0 setup) directly , or do i need to backup , and re create the raid array ?
Edited by Darkslayer7 - 6/7/11 at 6:27am
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You can't transfer a raid array. Just build the new system and recreate an array and install windows fresh.
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I DID transfer a RAID0 array once from an Asus mobo to an EVGA, but they both used Nvidia chipsets. That would be the only way it would work. Since your going from DDR2 to DDR3.....no way.
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DDR2 to DDR3 has nothing to do with transferring a RAID array I took a RAID 5 from a ICH8R to PCH (P55) and it worked.

For you to move a array the RAID controller has to be backwards compatible for your array you are going to move this however only supports the array with data not booting the OS off of it.
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You are better off just saving data and starting fresh
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post #6 of 6
Since AMD reportedly didn't change any of the logic in the SB950 chipset compared to previous generations, I'd say it should work.

In the future, just set up software RAID 0 through Windows. That's what I'll be doing for my upcoming upgrade to P67.
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