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Raid 1 can I use a drive in use?


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I have a fully functional hard Drive and would like to set up Rain 1. Can I use my present hard drive and install an identical hard drive and use raid 1 to mirror the two drives. My motherboard " Asus M2n-SLI deluxe supports raid 1. I don't want to lose any data so is this a safe thing to do if I pay attention?
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Since raid is not set up with the hard drives, you will have to format the drives in order for it to enable, and have raid working. Remember, raid 1 if for data redundancy, it does not mean that you dont need to back up your data to other media, such as external hard drives rotating off site, or tape drives rotated off site. Raid 0 is for performance gain.
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I realize the importance of backup equipment. I currently have a double back up system. I also read last night that I can raid a functioning hard drive. I have to install a new identical hard drive and use the raid 1 to mirror the old drive and information to the new drive. You have to be careful to choose create and duplicate. I might just practice with a fully loaded xp hard drive that I did a system image on so not to damage my other drive.
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Are you creating the RAID through windows, as a software raid, or through the motherboard/ RAID card as a hardware RAID?

As long as you take it slow and make sure you understand what you are doing, and are going to do, then you shouldn't have a problem.
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