RAID conversion

By icowden
May 16, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I have a single SATA 250gb HD which is accessed via the fast-trak controller and thus is set up as a single drive striped RAID. Yes I know it technically isn't a RAID set up as it's only one drive.

    Anyway, I have now purchased a second SATA 250gb HD with the intention of setting up a mirror.

    The question is, given that my RAID configuration exists of a single striped drive, can I delete the array and set up a mirrored array using the two drives without losing all of my data?

    The mobo is an Asus K8V with an athlon 64 (3000+) and 1gb ram.

    Thanks for your words of wisdom.

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    I beleive you can Backup or COPY the data to a third device,
    delete the existing RAID config
    redefing the new RAID (which will reformat the primary + mirro)
    and then restore the original data.

    Be sure to capture the BOOT sectors.
  3. icowden

    icowden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So removing the array would destroy the data? even for a one drive array?
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