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Does Raid Works When I Change Motherboard

Q: Does Raid Works When I Change Motherboard


I have asus p5q for now and 2X320Gb sata drives in Raid 0. For example of my motherboard failure , can i then use this raid array on another motherboard and pc.

Can I even use this raid on the same model motherboard.If so will this motherboard recognise drives automaticaly or i still need to create raid using on-board-raid-controler software that i used to make raid first.

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A: Does Raid Works When I Change Motherboard

Same motherboard should be no problem.

Equal (same chipset) motherboard, might work.

Different chipset motherboard, likely a redo.
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A:Raid Failes?? Drive works fine?

umm not to sure about drives..but i would definitely give that drive another chance...try downloading speedfan and check the drives performance and health level..that should give you some info...hope this helps...

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A:RAID with a new motherboard how

I would guess with a new mobo you need to reinstall windows,however dont format or delete the old windows and just reinstall over the old this might reinstall drivers etc windows needs to setup/run.
The raid array is usually specific to the mobo and hard drives so you might be able to rebuild ,but normally you need to start again,so try to reinstall windows first would be my choise.
I have to say though "Rule One" applies and for others reading this

Rule one - backup
Rule two - see Rule one........
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A:Motherboard raid 0

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A:using motherboard RAID is fast...

It depends on which type of RAID you're using RAID1 is mirroring, meaning it has to maintain the same data on two drives at once, which will generally NOT boost performance and may even slow down overall performance.

RAID0, on the other hand, is a striping system, which evenly splits the data between two disks so it can read/write alternately, thus POTENTIALLY improving performance (actual improvement will depend on various factors). The downside, however, is that if one drive dies, you lose ALL the data on BOTH drives.

So yes, RAID0 can improve your performance significantly... at a risk.
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A:KD7 RAID Motherboard Problems!

No it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the RAID.. It does point to a bad mobo.
There is one thing you might wanna try ( have to warn you though , it might make things worse , as in not able to boot at all )
Download the latest BIOS for the mobo, copy on a floppy disk, power down computer.
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Power up with the BIOS update floppy disk and at the a:\ prompt flash the bios.
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A:Motherboard Supports SATA II & Raid 0 for SSD

So what did you get?
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A:ASUS MotherBoard RAID issue

JBOD is a form of raid. It is spanning multi drives to be seen as one drive.

Next if your drive is recognized in the promise bios and not by windows, you probably need to partition and format the drive. Windows does not "See" a drive without a partition.

Go to disk management start>run and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without quotes and hit enter. See if your drive is detected in disk management. If so, just right click on it and choose to create partition. Next right click and choose to format.

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A:Installing hardware RAID on new motherboard

You hook up the drives to the RAID controller.

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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Do you mean switching motherboards with out reinstall?
I don't think the raid 0 will be recognized by the msi board.
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A:Raid 1 Recovery and Dead Motherboard

Since this was Linux unit, you should be trying to read the drives on a Linux system or with a live Linux boot disk. Windows cannot access Linux partitions without extra drivers/software, but really you should just use Linux.
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A:kt7-raid motherboard bios drive mapping

How do I get my LS120 drive to work?

Several people have difficulty configuring the BIOS so that the LS120 drive is correctly recognized. The
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hum; haven't actually done what I'm about to suggest, but think it over.

First add the two 500gb and config as a new raid-1 (call this raid-B), get it formatted and then split
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do some homework here; Now you need to swap the definitions so that Raid-B takes
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raid reconstructor

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Hi Stormy

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Welcome to sevenforums, Robert.

From what i can see on the net, it would be cheaper to buy a new scanner.
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Ti.boneair said:

hey yall, i have a question for you......

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or getting the same mobo. b/c i heard that it is a pain in the A** to reinstall al the drivers on the new mobo.....

any suggestions?Click to expand...

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What's your budget?

I think the answers will largely depend on how much money you want to put into this project.

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Quote: Originally Posted by giaviv

Hey guys,

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Quote: Originally Posted by nabob

hey guys,

so, the pc that i have is this one: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP? Support. Now, the motherboard recently died on it, so i was considering replacing it with this board instead: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard -

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Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk

Hey all,

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You can probably tell, I am not the sharpest tack in the drawer when it comes to computer repair/configuration.

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My question is, I'm planing on installing a new motherboard to my desktop as I found out the mobo in my desktop now doesn't support newer graphic cards. Not even half-new graphic cards even. Recently bought a GeForce GTX 750 ti Strix OC Edition model and my motherboard can't handle it. So I need a new motherboard. My question is, do I need a whole new case too or will a micro-ATX mobo work in my current case? Thanks in advance./Wind
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please help my nightmare... I recently attempted to change my computer case and in the process fried my motherboard (Abit PC-7) long story... i went out immediately and got a new one (intel d865gbf). the problem I am encountering is that now the bios is loading up and the drives are recognized in the bios, but when i boot from the windows disk it won't recognize them. this is in regards to the setup windows/repair options screen. before the problem i had 2 separate boots (one for audio work, the other for general use) and each one had a separate drive and os to load from. now nothing loads up. if i try to boot from the drives it just says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" does anyone have any ideas??