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I have a raid 0 array consisting of 3x 500GB hard drives on a DFI P35 DK board. Recently, the board has been giving me issues and needs to be RMA'd. I can't have my computer down for long periods of time, so I want to buy another P35 board and transfer everything over.

Problem: My board is sold out everywhere. I need to find a board with the same raid controller as the P35 DK, and it must be able to OC well.

I heard that not all P35s will work, is this true? Can I get a few suggestions of boards that fit my criteria?

I am considering the DFI Blood Iron (last resort), DFI UT P35-T2R (which seems so overpriced right now), Abit IP35 Pro, Gigabyte DS3R, DS4, etc.

Any idea if they'll work without me having to erase my data and rebuild the array?

Any help is much appreciated.
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buy 2 terabyte hard drives?
 
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buy 2 terabyte hard drives?
Haha, anything other than the obvious?
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post #4 of 14
Unless you can specifically find a motherboard with the same raid controller (hard to do), you will have to wait for the RMA if you want any of the data from your raid array.

This is why it's best to use a stand-alone raid controller if you value your data.
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You can't transfer RAID across motherboards. When you start up the new board for the first time you will have to build the RAID Array to have RAID with that board. Doing that will delete your current array.
Is that what you're asking?
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on a DFI P35 DK board. Recently, the board has been giving me issues and needs to be RMA'd
Hope this is not the same board you are selling to me! I thought you said it was brand new and you just wanted to go SLI.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x...ed416/Scam.jpg
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Hope this is not the same board you are selling to me! I thought you said it was brand new and you just wanted to go SLI.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x...ed416/Scam.jpg
Wow, relax man. I don't believe this. This is not the same board. I sent you a PM.

Edit: The board I shipped you was in fact new. I am asking for help on a board that's not mine. I have an EVGA 680i SLI board (can be seen in the pics in my sig). I have PM'd you asking to clarify your post.

This board has been RMA'd so I am still in need of an alternative.
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to put this bluntly you guys seem to be full of it. I'm also assuming nobody here has even tried this and instead are just assuming.

I once thought the same though but thta was mainly just because I heard the same advice you guys have been giving that you can't swap them from one motherboard to another. so when I swapped my motherboard out I didn't think I would be able to move my raid drive to the new motherboard. since I was planning on upgrading to a 4 raid drive instead I never worried about hooking up my raid array to the current motherboard I have now. well after reading this thread I figured what the hell I might as well try it and plug it in to see how it goes and guess what guys.

it worked just fine.

this is going from the ICH8R controller over to the newer ICHR9R controller. going from two different motherboards and all still works fine.


crazy9000 one other thing I wanted to point out with your post. most any p35 based board is going to use the same controller which would be the ICH9R as that is what is built into the motherboard if the board supports raid.
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Damn, I tried it also and it didn't work.
You just plugged it in to a brand new board, plugged in the 2 drives, went into the BIOS and enabled RAID and it worked?
DAMN, where did I go wrong?
Edit: just for the record it was 2 different X38 boards.Foxconn X38A Digital Life.
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to put this bluntly you guys seem to be full of it. I'm also assuming nobody here has even tried this and instead are just assuming.

I once thought the same though but thta was mainly just because I heard the same advice you guys have been giving that you can't swap them from one motherboard to another. so when I swapped my motherboard out I didn't think I would be able to move my raid drive to the new motherboard. since I was planning on upgrading to a 4 raid drive instead I never worried about hooking up my raid array to the current motherboard I have now. well after reading this thread I figured what the hell I might as well try it and plug it in to see how it goes and guess what guys.

it worked just fine.

this is going from the ICH8R controller over to the newer ICHR9R controller. going from two different motherboards and all still works fine.


crazy9000 one other thing I wanted to point out with your post. most any p35 based board is going to use the same controller which would be the ICH9R as that is what is built into the motherboard if the board supports raid.
Thanks rx7speed! I knew this was possible with at least some boards because I have tried this with the an EVGA and XFX 680i chipset and can confirm it works. I guess I will look for another board with the ICH9R controller.
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