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Saving My Raid Drive

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#1 thebeerpope


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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:45 PM

I just upgraded my computer, new motherboard, new processer. ect ect. I had a set of striped raid drives that i used on my old computer with alot of data i dont want to lose, when i got everything set up on my new computer, i configured them as striped raid drives, and went to use it, and now it keeps asking me to format my harddrives, i dont want to do this because i will lose my data, any ideas of how to make them work agian?

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#2 Andrew180


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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:48 PM

Hmm... im not a expert in this catagory but i might have some suggestions. the easiest thing i can think of but also the most annoying would be to put back your old drive then back it up to your new drive. this will keep all of your data. i recently updated mine but i didnt transfer my other data over.
hope this helps a little :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:44 AM

What RAID configuration are you using, and what OS are you using?

If you are using XP you may have to reinstall it, when you take a hdd with XP from one computer and install it to a different motherboard it usually will have problem. The hard drive will have the old Plug-N-Play IDs in the registry, and a new motherboard with a different chipset will have different PNP IDS and the registry will see the old ones and the new ones and will not know which to use.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:04 AM

I guess that I don't understand the bit about formatting...are you saying that you never formatted the drives you put data on? I'm dense at times and this is one of those :thumbsup:.

What is the exact message you get...and what's going on when you get it?


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