2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2016 1:20 PM by Intel Corporation

    How to turn off RAID for cloning?


      I have the Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID I configuration.  I use this to prevent loss of data due to a hard drive failure.  I have also been periodically cloning using the Acronis software to a hard drive via a USB connection  to protect against any virus corruption of the hard drives.


      I found that the cloned hard drive could not boot up.  Western Digital told me that the problem was that a hard drive in a RAID configuration could not be cloned. The solution that they suggested was to turn off the RAID, clone, then turn the RAID back on.


      I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.


      Can this be done?  If so, how?  Also, would this be the best approach?


      Thanks for the help.