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    Default Mainboard Replacement Question

    I have a faulty EX58-Extreme. If I replace it with a second, will I be able to recover my RAID0+1 configuration?

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    Default Re: Mainboard Replacement Question

    Didnt you already ask this?
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    Default Re: Mainboard Replacement Question

    Yes, your array will be fine.

    As long as you mark the disks to remember which EXACT ports you had each one of them connected to, and then hook them back up to the same exact ports on the new board. And of course set RAID in the BIOS first, hook up the disk, check the raid in the BIOS Boot order, reboot to BIOS and check again, then load windows

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    Default Re: Mainboard Replacement Question

    i dont remember the sector size i specified. What app can i use to inspect one of the drives?

    p.s. are you positive a new board will not trash the prev raid config when i recreate it?

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    Dude You'll Be sweet with a new board just set your RAID up how it was on the old one. IDK Does it show the sector size in the BIOS?
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    Default Re: Mainboard Replacement Question

    that doesnt answer my question. how can i discover the sector size?
    its a tb of data. are you saying the board will recognize the prev board's config or...
    do i have to create it?

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    No. I just wasnt sure some old MB with IDE drives told you how big the sector size was in the Info screen. Anyway the easiest thing to do would be to plug in one of the drives as non primary drive and google or just go to How To Determine Your Hard Disks Cluster Size
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    Default Re: Mainboard Replacement Question

    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    No. I just wasnt sure some old MB with IDE drives told you how big the sector size was in the Info screen. Anyway the easiest thing to do would be to plug in one of the drives as non primary drive and google or just go to How To Determine Your Hard Disks Cluster Size
    uh, no to which question? If No to the board reading the config, Maybe i am confused, but how does the ms article apply? if i am unable to create the raid, not knowing the sector size, why would checkdisk be able to look at 1/4 of a raid array and tell me anything?
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    I was thinking put one of your RAID drives in another computer and boot it up and select the raid HDD in computer to do a check disk when windows reboots and it should tell you the sector size? IDK just google it and you will probably find an easier way. google is great, really. Just ask it a question. Im going to play golf now. Sorry I could be more help. And no Your MB may not "detect" the config.
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    Default Re: Mainboard Replacement Question

    By sector size, do you mean stripe size? Eg 64K, 128K etc?

    As far as I know this only needs entering when you create the RAID aray. I may be wrong, as my only experience is with RAID0 on an Nvidia NForce4.

    To get your aray back up and running I presume all you need to do is plug the drives back into the sockets they came out of on the old board, on first boot right away go into the BIOS and activate RAID on the ICH/Jmicron, then go into the RAID BIOS settings and detect the array.

    I understand your concern though on wanting to get this exactly right. 1TB is alot of data to potentially loose.
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