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- Asus P5GDC Deluxe with RAID1
March 9, 2006, 8:09 pm
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existing RAID1 array using 2 250gb SATA drives with a P5GDC Deluxe mobo and
The array operates as D drive and contains only data. The user simply wants
more storage space and does not want to transfer the existing data to the
Can I just remove the existing drives, install and format the new drives and
start using the system or would I need to re-create the array setup on the
I have tried searching for an answer but can only find info on setting up a
new array, not how to change an existing system. Any help on this will be
Re: Asus P5GDC Deluxe with RAID1
That's not much of an increase in storage space, a mere 20%
more. Odd upgrade.
You must always create the array first. Until it is created
you could only partition and format each drive individually.
It is a new array, whether you had some other drives in some
other array has no bearing on this. You may have a
misconception of what an array is. It's not a "did the
system use some array sometime", it's "did the system use
those specific drives in a specific logical array", which it
did not. That is will be used for the same purpose, even
the same drive letter, is coincidental (or by design but not
applicable in this context).
You're not changing an existing system for the purposes
expressed here. It's a new array and anything the system
had been configured for previously has no relevance (save
for the obvious things like that it has a device capable of
running arrays, the controller).
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