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Change to a different controller without any loss of data?

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I need to replace my Perc 5i controller with a different one without losing any data. Is there any controller this can be done with, or am I stuck with the Perc 5i until I can take full backup of all my data?

If it cant be done, what card is recommended for 8 disks and to the price below 200$ that dont use battery.
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Why do you have to get something different?

A guy I work with (former Dell employee) said that you can go up from the 5/i to the 6/i without data loss, you just can't go back to the 5/i without a rebuild.
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Core i5 2500k ASUS P8Z68-V LX Galaxy 780 HOF Hyper-X@1600 
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Crucial MX300 Crucial M4 Thermaltake Frio Windows 10 Pro 
PowerCase
EVGA SuperNova GQ 650W Haf 922 
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AMD A4-5300 FM2-A75MA-E35 2 x 2 gb HyperX WD Velociraptor 
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WD Red Stock Windows Server 2012 R2 none 
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