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I recently switched from an old AM2+ rig to my sig rig. I had a RAID 0 array on it. I'm trying to get it working again, on this PC.. but it doesn't seem to be working. I think I may have erased the MBR from the old board, but every time I try to make a new one, it says I need to format and erase everything.

This is almost 900GB of data I may lose if I can't get this worked out
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Its an AMD raid, there's no chance of having an Intel controller see it. You'll need to get it back onto an AMD board, ideally with the same controller as you old one and hope it's intact. If it is you'll need to take an image of it and put that image onto an Intel raid0 you've created on your mobo. There is (I think) software available to recover raid0's but I'm not at all familiar with it - someone with more experience may be able to help with that.
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You really need to plan such big moves. You may already have destroyed the metadata on disks by moving to Intel controller. Your only hope is that you haven't. Move the disks back to AMD based mobo, use the same sata ports you used earlier and create a full backup of the data. Then, move the disks to Intel based newer mobo. And restore from backup.

I hope it works out for you. Good luck!

PS: Move away from RAID0 if you can. There is no point in running RAID0. You are playing Russian roulette with your data.
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Pretty much what was said above... Different chipset, different RAID controller...

Nothing wrong with RAID0, just backup your data often...
 
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
Pretty much what was said above... Different chipset, different RAID controller...

Nothing wrong with RAID0, just backup your data often...
Unless you have online inline backup solution, which backs up data as soon as its written to RAID0, you will lose data if one of the disks goes bad. And depending on what you use your computer for, that may or may not be acceptable. e.g. if you edit documents, your last edits since yesterday are gone if one disk fails because you ran the backup in the morning yesterday. That's not acceptable in my books because I write code on my box. It may be acceptable in your books because of how you use your system.
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Unless you have online inline backup solution, which backs up data as soon as its written to RAID0, you will lose data if one of the disks goes bad. And depending on what you use your computer for, that may or may not be acceptable. e.g. if you edit documents, your last edits since yesterday are gone if one disk fails because you ran the backup in the morning yesterday. That's not acceptable in my books because I write code on my box. It may be acceptable in your books because of how you use your system.
Then don't save important to files to your RAID0 array? Any doc I write for example gets saved onto another drive... (then gets backed up via server, but that's not the issue).

Any drive has a chance to fail... On its own or not.

(Not having a moan, but RAID0 has its plus sides, and the downsides can easily be counteracted).
 
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The probability of losing data goes up with every drive you add to RAID0.
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I have my old motherboard now. What do I do? lol
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Yeah, if you want the speed of a RAID0, you should be running a RAID10. It costs more (you have to have twice as many disks), but at least you are getting a backup of all of your data (and it is actually running a RAID, RAID0 is not really RAID).
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
I have my old motherboard now. What do I do? lol
You need to hook everything back up the way you had it before so you can copy data off the array.
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