Changing OS's and it's effects on a RAID 5

By KrazyTaco
Sep 26, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I currently have a RAID 5 setup running under Windows XP. The RAID controller is an integrated feature of my motherboard, the Asus A8N SLI-Premium (Nforce4 chipset)

    When I setup the RAID, there was both a BIOS configuration, and as well there was a software portion in Windows. I'm concerned however, since I want to reformat and upgrade to Windows 7. If I were to wipe my Windows XP drive (which is on a seperate physical drive then the ones in the RAID) would this wipe out my RAID's data as well?

    When I setup the RAID in Windows XP I had to use the Disk Management portion of Computer Management to enable Windows to 'see' the RAID after having configured it in the BIOS. I'm afraid if I upgrade the OS and do the same thing that Windows will wipe the RAID while re-establishing recognition of the array.

    Thanks for your help in advance :)
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    your raid volumes should not be affected by the upgrade. they are a separte volume from the boot and system volumes. all of the data SHOULD still be there.
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