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Thread: Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??




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    Default Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??

    Hello All,

    I am running a Gigabyte UD3P rev 1.0 board with 2 500GB HDs set up in RAID 0.

    I am going to be getting a new video card cooler and I needed to plug my HDs into different SATA ports on the motherboard for clearance.

    My 2 hard drives are plugged into the yellow SATA ports labeled SATA2_0 and SATA2_1.

    The question is:

    Can I take the Hard Drive plugged into port SATA2_0 and plug it into port SATA2_3 with out screwing up my RAID 0?

    Thanks,

    -Jason
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    Default Re: Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??

    No you cannot move your array around after you have installed and set it up, you will need to reinstall. You can mirror it or back it up and then move the drives and copy it back over though

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    Default Re: Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??

    Lsdmeasap,

    Thanks! I am glad I checked first!

    -Jason
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    Default Re: Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??

    Anytime!! If you need some imaging suggestions let me know and I will look around for free ones for you. I use Acronis True Image myself but there are many others, not so much free ones though.

    If you are using Vista you can use the complete PC Backup and mirror the install then proceed

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    Acronis gets my vote too, much more than just an Image tool (The daily email backup is very handy).
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    Default Re: Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    No you cannot move your array around after you have installed and set it up, you will need to reinstall. You can mirror it or back it up and then move the drives and copy it back over though

    LSDMEASAP,

    I ended up backing up all of my data and tried to switch the yellow plugs that I had my 2 raid 0 drives plugged in.

    Long story short, I was able to plug my two HDs into different sata ports (yellow ones) and the system didn't have any problem in recognizing my raid setup.

    -Jason
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    Default Re: Can I change SATA plugs on Mobo and not screw up my RAID 0??

    Nice to see you had no issues, Please be careful when doing that and I do advise you to not do it in the future without a backup as it does not always go over so easily

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