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I currently have a RAID 10 setup, and the way things are looking I might be changing my type and brand of motherboard.

Obviously the most important thing is I don't wish to lose my data during the hardware change. I've backed up the most important files, but don't wish to once again spend hours installing my OS, programs and downloading hundreds of updates for all of them.

When moving motherboard do I need to make sure the hard drives are in the same port numbers? Will the new mobo recognise the RAID if I put it into RAID mode?
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Look I thought that when moving a RAID to another mobo it cannot work. And also I thought there must be in the same ports in the motherboard. However I recently moved from Socket 775 to Socket 1555 and I realized that my RAID setup was just fine. However I couldn't make my OS to load even if I tried to repair it, but at least I didn't lost my files from my previous system death.

You may able to repair your OS installation when you move to the new system but it is always better to perform a fresh install of the OS when hardware change. Also be careful to connect the member HDD of the RAID to the ports of the same controller or else your RAID will not work. Good luck!
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IIRC onboard Intel RAID controllers since ICH7 are compatible. This means that theoretically you could move your array to another system using a compatible motherboard and it still be usable. I would definitely push any important data over to external storage before attempting this though.
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