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Building a new computer, retaining HDD Data


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ImperialMarch

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Well, i'm planning on building a completely new Core 2 Duo system in August or so, and I wanted to retain all of my data from my current PC. Right now, i have a prebuilt HP a350n, w/a IDE Hard Drive. I was planning on ordering my 2 SATA drives early, along with a PCI raid controller, plugging all of them in, and using Aconis Easy Migrate 7.0 to transfer all the data. I would then remove the drives, and use them in my build. It will be a Raid 0 array. Would that work?
P.S. I know i'd have to do something about the OEM license.

Edited by ImperialMarch, 29 May 2006 - 07:25 PM.

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I wonder why you want to use raid 0. Raid 0 is a striped array so no one drive has all the data. Even if you use a Raid 1 and later wipe the second drive at least you have all the data on one drive. If you really want to save the data i would think you need to burn the data to a dvd with a external dvd-rw. I have done this fro years with cd's and now dvd's. Its nice to always have the backup that wont crash and burn like hardware will. i have gone thru 6 computers and every one i install my Cool Edit 2000 to so i can modify MP3's. The CE 2000 is on a cd so i'll never lose it.

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