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moving a RAID array to a different computer.

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Right now I am using Intel Hardware RAID 1 for a non-OS backup disk, and it is annoying (has to verify for hours every time I disconnect the sata plugs for cleaning, almost double boot time, etc) and I am thinking of switching to Windows software RAID. I am wanting to be able to unplug my RAID drive from my current computer, and place it in a completely different computer running Windows to be still in RAID. Will this work, or will I have to 'break' the RAID back it up and restore it to new RAID? Doesn't feel like a good backup system if my computer breaks and it leaves me with an unusable harddrive set lol.
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Intel core i7-920 Asus Rampage Gene Asus GTX 260 9 GB DDR3 Ram 
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2TB Hitachi SATA 7200RPM HD Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM HD Toshiba External 750 GB DVD-RW Drive 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
SpinQ Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Acer 24" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa 500 Watt Asus CG-5290 Logitech Wireless 
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these aren't striped like a raid0 would be. it is data mirrored on both drives, so it should work even without raid. I would back things up before playing with them as far as moving to a different raid controller. the point that i think they wouldn't work is after they are in the new setup and you want to set up software raid, i think that they will need to be wiped and start from scratch. until then, i would think that they would work just like having 2 hard drives
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