13 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2016 5:46 PM by mikec_intel

    Intel RST (Windows application) not offering to preserve data when building RAID1

    RichardF

      Hi everyone,

       

      I'm trying to build a RAID1 array using the Z68 Express chipset in my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard. I've installed the RST windows application and would like to use it to mirror the data on an existing drive. It's not the drive Windows is installed on.

       

      When I get to the step where you select the disks for the array, the program does not display the option to keep the existing data for the drive I want to mirror.

       

      If I select other drives -- such as the Windows install (system) drive -- RST does offer to keep data. Only the drive I actually want to mirror is affected.

       

      Does anyone know what might be going wrong and how I would make it work?

       

      I've attached screenshots to show what I mean. I want to build the RAID1 array out of the two 1.8TB drives; one of them already has data on it that I want to mirror.

       

      Thanks!