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#1 Bazanaius

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 09:11 AM

Hey guys, I've got a disk with my stuff on it, and I would like to build it into a RAID 1 array with a blank disc that I've just bought.

can anyone advise me how to do this? I'm guessing I would put both drives over to the raid controller, but which one would it take as the 'backup' and which one the blank?

any thoughts would be great!

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:06 PM

Well, it would be nice to know a few more things. Such as, are these SATA drives or PATA drives? What is the make and model number of the computer? Or if homemade, what is the mobo model number, and what bios is being used?

It seems you can find this out in the manual.

But basically it probably means changing a setting in the BIOS, and then entering the RAID part of the BIOS at boot up (usually you will be told how on your screen during bootup). Once you enter the control, you can then set up a RAID array. The data from the first hard drive will pretty much just be copied into the second drive for a RAID 1 array.

EDIT: and there probably is a driver that needs to be installed.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 10 July 2006 - 08:26 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:58 AM

hey mate sorry I was in a rush when I wrote that! my mobo is an asus A8N SLI deluxe (yes with the annoyingly loud fan), and Im using the NVRAID controller on board. Im using bios version 1008.

I havnt for the life of me got a clue where the manual for the board is but I'll have a good hunt and try and get it out of there. of course if someone fancies saving me some time... ;-)

Im mostly worried that it'l get the drives the wrong way round and copy over the full one with just blank!




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