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How to do a CMOS reset without losing raid arrays?

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Here’s a question for everyone.

On Gigabyte Sniper 5 I got two RAID controllers — Marvell 88SE9230 and the Intel controller.
Here’s my layout:

Marvell 88SE9230
RAID 1 on 0: and 1: Mirrored SSD: WIndows 8.1, Adobe CC, stuff that needs to load quickly.
RAID 1 on 2: and 3: Mirrored WD Raptors: user settings, docs. Stuff that has to load quickly, but can wait a bit, requires some room, and will change often.

INTEL RAID controller
RAID 5 on 3:, 4: and 5: Distributed parity with data and stuffs. Houses a couple large projects and things.


Task: I need to to a CMOS reset. I am going to pull all power and remove the battery for a day (it is said that the BIOS password is always written on the other side of that battery, no matter how often the BIOS password is changed or how rare the battery is changed).

I want to do this either of two ways:
1) without having to set up the RAID arrays again.
2) setting up RAID arrays without losing data in them.

That is I want to put the battery back in, attach the power cables, press the power button and maybe a few more buttons and then boom, I booted into my system like I didn’t even shut down.

As a safety measure, I will have all volumes backed up as images on other hard drives. My objective is to avoid restoring from the back ups.


Any ideas? I gave up after page 53 on Google and this is my last resort before I start calling Gigabyte on the phone.
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Workstation mk II
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ASUS A73S
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 GTX 1080 8GB GB GTX 1080 8GB GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ares 16GB 2133 dual channel kit Crucial 893 GB SSD 3x HGST 3TB SATA3 H110i v2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Acer XB271HK FILCO Majestouch 2 EVGA Supernova 1300 80 gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D Cougar 700M Mionix Sargas 400 Asus Xonar u7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2670qm ASUSTeK K73SD GeForce 610M 8 GB Samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
750 GB Hitachi HTS54somenumbers Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8B0AW Laptop cooling — snakey heatpipe, some heatsink... Windows 8 pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Some 17" 1600×900 glossy panel, not too shabby. LG Flatron W2343T Most keys are perfect square. A few elongated r... The AC/DC adapter makes a high-pitched sighing ... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Not slim. Nexus silent mouse Custom handmade Built in, some realtek crap. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium® III-S 1.13 GHz Compaq ProLiant ML330 G2 ATI Rage XL/XC 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A couple 500GB SCSI II disks in raid 1. 120GB SCSI II disk HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM Stock. It’s noisy. 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows XP Pro SP 3 Some PSU I pulled out from under my bed. Compaq. Very genuine case. Some Legacy audio. 
OtherOther
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Gigabit ethernet NIC AMI MegaIDE raid controller 
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Unless you're seeing something different then you won't lose the arrays. After reset just go back to BIOS seeing as everything has been reset, then turn on RAID. Your arrays are still there.
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