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Hi all, I had two 120gb seagates in raid 0 using the promise controller on my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe when the motheroard died. I'm getting the replacement today, is there anyway to keep the data on the disks without the same raid controller? Any help would be appreciated, I've got most of my stuff backed up, but I'd rather not go through the hassle of an install again. Thanks.
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RAID is not readily moved to a new system. When using a single disk, it is relatively straightforward to move the disk to a new system. Simply connect it to the new system, provided it has the same interface available. However, this is not so easy with a RAID array. A RAID BIOS must be able to read metadata from the array members in order to successfully construct the array and make it accessible to an operating system. Since RAID controller makers use different formats for their metadata (even controllers of different families from the same manufacturer may use incompatible metadata formats) it is virtually impossible to move a RAID array to a different controller. When moving a RAID array to a new system, plans should be made to move the controller as well. With the popularity of motherboard integrated RAID controllers, this is extremely difficult to accomplish. Generally, it is possible to move the RAID array members and controllers as a unit, and software RAID in Linux and Windows Server Products can also work around this limitation, but software RAID has other limitations (mostly performance related).
Source: Wiki RAID

I don't know for sure but it doesn't look good
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Originally Posted by t_mccarthy3 View Post
Hi all, I had two 120gb seagates in raid 0 using the promise controller on my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe when the motheroard died. I'm getting the replacement today, is there anyway to keep the data on the disks without the same raid controller? Any help would be appreciated, I've got most of my stuff backed up, but I'd rather not go through the hassle of an install again. Thanks.
unfortunately, all your information will be lost once you change the controller
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Yah, I tried to save stuff, but soon figured out I probably couldn't. Thanks for the information.
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2x Seagate 120 GB Raid 0 Windows XP Pro Dell 17" WS LCD TV Thermaltake PurePower 480 
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2x Seagate 120 GB Raid 0 Windows XP Pro Dell 17" WS LCD TV Thermaltake PurePower 480 
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Lian-Li PC-6070b 
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