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Moving a 2 Drive Raid1 from an 680i mobo to Z68 Mobo?

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently on a 680i LT SLi mobo from Evga. I have two raids, a 2x640gb RAID 0 for games and editing, then a 2x2TB Raid 1 for primary storage and redundant storage. I don't have normal backups yet, this is my best right now.

I plan on backing up most special stuff to the Raid 1, then wipe the two 640's and make a new raid on my new Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 when I get it tomorrow in the mail. But for the Raid1, how do I move it? Can I simply move it over, then re-enable Raid1 and it should read it fine? Should I split the raid, attach, drives then re-enable the Raid1?

Should I buy a 2TB external HD, make new raid, then dump it back on them? I'd like to continue to have two copies of the data, so having all my data on a single 2TB doesn't sit well.

I'd love to hear from you all on how to go about this. Hopefully it's a decently normal process.

Thank you.
post #2 of 8
It will not be a simple plug and play for you RAID array going from a 680i board to Z68. Unfortunately you're going to have to recreate the array and lose data on all drives, this is both on your RAID 0 array as well as RAID 1.
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I don't care about the raid 0 really, but really I'll have to break the raid 1?

Would it be safe to split it, then make a new Raid 1 but have it rebuild it from one of the drives? Is that risky?
post #4 of 8
you will have to copy all of the Content on one of the drives to another one, then recreate the Raid1 array, then copy the files back
post #5 of 8
unfortunately moving from one controller to another will result in total data loss.
Your only way is to get the 2TB external and back everything up then create the new array on the Z68 and transfer all the data back over
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Oh man, that sucks. I wish I asked earlier about this so as to order another 2TB drive. I think I'll split the raid, manually be sure that both drives have all the data, then simply use both separately until I get another 2TB drive to remake the RAID 1.


Thanks for the help everyone.
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I would... Transfer all the data from the raid 1 to the stripped raid0 array. Disable the Raid1 array and transfer the files back to one of the two single drives and image the raid0 onto the other drive. Then put the raid0 array on new mobo with the new OS drive, create new array, transfer OS. Then insert other drive, transfer all data back over, create raid1 array and transfer stuff back... Done.

A little hassle but won't cost you more money.
 
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I'd do that, but it's about 1.5tb of data, and even though these two drives have worked pretty flawlessly in Raid 0 for the past 2 years, I still don't trust them with this data.

I appreciate the suggestion though.
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