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Thread: Moving a RAID 1 From PC to External Box ?

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    Default Moving a RAID 1 From PC to External Box ?

    I have two 750 GB HDDs' in my PC in a RAID 1 array on a Gigabyte MB RAID SATA connection controler.

    I am moving them out into this external enclosure and want to know if the DATA will be safe or do I need to move it off the drives and then set it up?

    The box has it's own contoler and a single eSATA connection.

    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H WB Motherboard
    Intel Ivy Bridge i7 3770K clocked @ 4.5GHz
    16GB Kingston Hyper-X Genesis 2133 RAM
    Water cooling by XSPC RASA RS240 Kit
    Sapphire HD 6850 1GB DDR5 GPU
    1TB - RAID1 setup with Western Digital 6GB/Sec Drives
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    Default Re: Moving a RAID 1 From PC to External Box ?

    I would take the safe route and copy or move the data off the Raid array, especially since the external has it's own controller

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    Default Re: Moving a RAID 1 From PC to External Box ?

    even if it was the same controller it'd still be risky just to move them - definately copy the data first

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