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One more thing to consider. Despite the healing power of RAID 10 I would suggest making a mirror of the installation when you get it updated. Say after the first week when all your drivers are up to date, Windows has finished consatantly tweaking itself etc.

If you can afford it get a Samsung f1 terabyte drive and connect it and use Acronis True Image to burn an exact copy of your installation from the RAID array to the TB drive. Then unplug the TB drive and set it aside until that fateful day when you either change rigs or some unexpected event wipes out the install on the array. That's redundancy FTW IMO.

I was quite surprised to find that RAID arrays will transfer from rig to rig...even with slightly different chipsets. Not always but sometimes. As Chozart posted if you get an identical board or even a board with the same SB you will be able to plug n Play the drives in the new rig.

A third option is to use a RAID HBA (card) and then you can take your installation and card to any platform just about.
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One more thing to consider. Despite the healing power of RAID 10 I would suggest making a mirror of the installation when you get it updated. Say after the first week when all your drivers are up to date, Windows has finished consatantly tweaking itself etc.

If you can afford it get a Samsung f1 terabyte drive and connect it and use Acronis True Image to burn an exact copy of your installation from the RAID array to the TB drive. Then unplug the TB drive and set it aside until that fateful day when you either change rigs or some unexpected event wipes out the install on the array. That's redundancy FTW IMO.

I was quite surprised to find that RAID arrays will transfer from rig to rig...even with slightly different chipsets. Not always but sometimes. As Chozart posted if you get an identical board or even a board with the same SB you will be able to plug n Play the drives in the new rig.

A third option is to use a RAID HBA (card) and then you can take your installation and card to any platform just about.
does Acronis True Image take an exact snapshot of the RAID....system files and everything? So in theory if the RAID fails, I can just plug the 1TB drive in and away i go? or not so simple?

I thought the idea of RAID10 was performance and redundancy i.e. it mirrors the data as well as performing well?
    
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