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im currently using a 250GB Maxtor drive and im going to buy 2x 250GB Seagate Sata drive tomorrow and set it up on Raid 1 to backup my files. il have to format the Maxtor drive to install new windows and setup my raid so i will need to transfer all my data files to one of the new Seagate drives. in the process of formatting, i will need to setup the raid so will it delete all my data files on the new seagate drive?
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No, When you setup RAID 1 the data on the seagate Hard Disk will be copied into the second seagate drive. Anyhow it's always a good idea to Fully format your new HDD.

& BTW with RAID 1 you provide fault tolerance not a backup!

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