4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2009 12:50 PM by RichardR RSS

Suggestion -- ability to create mirror using existing data drive

RichardR Community Member
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I recently assembled a computer which utilized the G45/ ICH10R chipset.  In playing around with the RAID-1 capabilities, I noticed that it doesn't seem possible to create a new RAID-1 array utilizing one of the 2 disk drives as the source drive.  Yet, the Intel RAID BIOS software insists on reinitializing both drives when you define a new array.  Other RAID controllers that I have worked with, in addition to initializing both drives, also will allow you create a mirrored array using the data from one of the two drives.

 

The ability to create a mirrored array from an existing drive comes in very handy at times.  For example, if I either need to replace the motherboard or move an array from another system.

 

Richard

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