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Hi guys,

I'm going SB next week and I just wanted to know what the best solution would be for my RAID 0 setup. I actually want to keep as much data as possible, so a direct swap would be optimal for me. I don't know if this is possible though since I'm using an nVidia chipset right now.

So what do you guys think?

TIA
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No direct swap from an NVIDIA to Intel controller.

How much storage space is actually currently in use?
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No direct swap from an NVIDIA to Intel controller.

How much storage space is actually currently in use?
About 1TB, but I can throw away some of it if I have to
post #4 of 13
Yeah, unless you stayed with the exact same controller, you'll need to manually back up whatever is on the array. Not much getting around that.

For the new build, you could get a dedicated card (even cheap ones are quite good), that way in the future, you could easily transfer the array without having to worry about the data or rebuilding it each time.
    
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I guess I'll just have to copy some of my files to my secondary HDD. I'll only be able to save 200GB that way though
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I'd image your array using norton ghost or another image program that makes an image that will disregard what hardware its on.

From there you will need to rebuild the array on the new machine and then can load the image on to the new array.

A possible windows repair might be in order though.

But as mentioned before there is no way around moving to a new controller other then rebuilding the array.
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I guess I'll just have to copy some of my files to my secondary HDD. I'll only be able to save 200GB that way though
Or burn 200+ DVD's worth of data!

You know anyone with that much empty storage on a disk, that you could just borrow a drive? Or pick up a 1.5TB external drive somewhere for cheap? I think I saw a seagate one at my local Costco for under $80. Not sure how prices are in your area though.
    
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I'd image your array using norton ghost or another image program that makes an image that will disregard what hardware its on.

From there you will need to rebuild the array on the new machine and then can load the image on to the new array.

A possible windows repair might be in order though.

But as mentioned before there is no way around moving to a new controller other then rebuilding the array.
I don't really know how to do this and I don't own the software, so I guess I'm going with a clean install then. Thanks for the input though I appreciate it

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Or burn 200+ DVD's worth of data!

You know anyone with that much empty storage on a disk, that you could just borrow a drive? Or pick up a 1.5TB external drive somewhere for cheap? I think I saw a seagate one at my local Costco for under $80. Not sure how prices are in your area though.
I might get an extra HDD and dump it in my spare rig afterwards. I'll try to get it all on the 200GB drive first though.
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I don't really know how to do this and I don't own the software, so I guess I'm going with a clean install then. Thanks for the input though I appreciate it



I might get an extra HDD and dump it in my spare rig afterwards. I'll try to get it all on the 200GB drive first though.
Well in that case you might want to just copy everything you got on to an external drive and start fresh.

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For the new build, you could get a dedicated card (even cheap ones are quite good), that way in the future, you could easily transfer the array without having to worry about the data or rebuilding it each time.
Just want to note that no RAID controller under $100 can match the Intel SATA controller in random performance..... I would always use the Intel controller for OS/apps unless you have a discrete hardware RAID controller.
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