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SATA slave drive question


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I have an Asus kv8 deluxe motherboard that supports SATA RAID. My hard drive recently began developing trouble, so I ordered a replacement drive. I need to remove some files from the old drive (which is not working properly), and it was suggested to me that I should set up the new drive as the master and the old as the slave, and then access the files I need. Is this possible to do with SATA drives? Can I set one as the master and one as the slave without setting up a RAID array?
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It should be set this way by defult, but in case not,...You will need to use a raid disk, but it will not be a array such as raid 0 (striped) or raid 1 (mirrored). It would be the JBOD setting. (Just a Bunch Of Drives). If you bought the hard disk retail not oem, then it should come with such a disk, otherwise, the manufacturers website should have a download for a utility.
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Sata drives are automatic just put the new drive in the sata 1 slot and the old one in the sata 2 slot(the slots are numbered usually). Just stick em in and see if it will work, a raid array wouldnt be a good way of doing it.
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Okay, thank you. I'll try the "plug 'n play" method, and if that doesn't work I'll download the appropriate driver.
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Sata drives dont have drivers its the RAID controllers that have them(if the drives are working you have the driver) and a RAID array wouldnt help you here as you want to take from one drive to another.
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