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RAID 1 without lose data on current drive?

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I have one 500GB RE2 that has about 450gb of data on it. It was used as a single drive in the past. When my other 500GB RE2 come back from RMA, I would like to combine those 2 drives in RAID 1 array (stripping).

Is there anyway to do it without lose any data on my current drive?
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Save the data to DVD or another HD.
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I'm assuming a good 100 GB of that is your OS and games...you might get away with a cheaper 400 gb drive (or even a 320 if it is not all "necessary")...though I usually try to keep all of my drive sizes the same in case I decide to RAID them some way later.
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I'm assuming a good 100 GB of that is your OS and games...you might get away with a cheaper 400 gb drive (or even a 320 if it is not all "necessary")...though I usually try to keep all of my drive sizes the same in case I decide to RAID them some way later.
Actually, my OS and games are installed on my 150gb raptor raid 0. The 450gb data are mostly video and sound clips from work. Burning them a DVD and transfer back would just take too much time so it is not a opion.

The reason I ask is because when I have my nVidia 680i motherboard, there is an option where you can build raid array without deleting data (although I never tried).

I guess I have to go buy another hard drive to complete this task.
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