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eeglot

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could someone give me some general info on MB swaps with a RAID 0 config?

Does the RAID config. just get re-built?

I just want to be able to swap the setup to a new MB, while still retaining my current install and RAID setup.

Is this possible, or will I have to completely wipe the drives, setup RAID again, and re-install the OS.

I know if I switch to a diff. MB chipset, (ie Nforce ti VIA), you really need to reload. But I am just talking about staying with the same chipset.

Thank you
 

K1ll1nT1m3

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Its possible since its the same chipset. I would give it try. I am guessing your using XP? In a worst case, you can use the secound repair option ( in most NTFS OSs ) to reinstall the system files. It will look like a new install, but it saves all your data.

If it doesnt just do a strait swap, I would switch back to the original MB and back everything up first. Good luck.
 

Sonny

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You will need to rebuild the array when migrating. Issues with the chipset difference are secondary to the RAID Controller Chip. If its the same board with the RAID BIOS matching then maybe you have a 50% chance migration will work but I wouldnt bet any money on it.
 

K1ll1nT1m3

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Good call, I didnt think about the contollers changing. Still, the secound repair option would overcome that, since you have to load the driver before it starts replacing files.
 

Sonny

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That entirely depends on the features of the RAID system. This is why it is helpful for people to list down the hardware they are dealing with, unless you just want us to guess at thing;)