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remove raid without losing stuff?

By pkroks
Sep 17, 2005
  1. i was just wondering. i got an asus a8n sli deluxe mobo. the pc came with RAID config for my 2 160GB hdds. is there any way to remove the raid config without losing the stuff on the harddrives. this may be a stupid question but i thought i might try... :eek:
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If it is RAID1 then yes. In case of RAID0, no.
     
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    how do you tell which version of raid it is? it was installed when i got the system
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    How does it show up in the Disk Manager ? One big disk of 320GB ?
     
  5. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    ya, it says that its a 306.77 gb hdd. and its managed by nVidia. now i know for a fact that i have 2x 160gb hdds so i also don't know why its saying i only got 306 gb....
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It is then probably running a RAID-0 stripe I'm afraid. If you can't move the data to another PC or backup it on DVDs, you won't be able to keep it when removing the RAID stripe.
     
  7. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    ya it is. i found the prog called nvraid. it says that the hdds are in a striping array. the manual says to right click on the array and then select delete but when i right click it only has hot plug array... what do i do?
     
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