Converting a single HD to RAID 1?


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My computer currently has a single 160 GB SATA hard drive with Windows XP Pro
on one partition and data on the second partition.

I want to create a 3rd-party software-based ICH7 Raid 1 (mirror) set from 2
new blank 500 GB SATA drives and copy the entire contents (including the
operating system) of the old 160 GB drive to this new set. I do NOT want to
have to reinstall Windows XP to the Raid 1 set during this process.

Is there a way to image the old drive and restore it to the Raid set? If
so, what is the procedure? For example, do I first restore the old disk
image to one of the Raid drives, then configure the set for Raid? Or do I
first configure the set for Raid, then restore the old disk image to the set?

Thanks,
Scott
 
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S

Shenan Stanley

Scott said:
My computer currently has a single 160 GB SATA hard drive with
Windows XP Pro on one partition and data on the second partition.

I want to create a 3rd-party software-based ICH7 Raid 1 (mirror)
set from 2 new blank 500 GB SATA drives and copy the entire
contents (including the operating system) of the old 160 GB drive
to this new set. I do NOT want to have to reinstall Windows XP to
the Raid 1 set during this process.

Is there a way to image the old drive and restore it to the Raid
set? If so, what is the procedure? For example, do I first
restore the old disk image to one of the Raid drives, then
configure the set for Raid? Or do I first configure the set for
Raid, then restore the old disk image to the set?

See my response to your other post in another newsgroup.

Please do not multi-post...

If you feel that your topic is relevant in multiple newsgroups - cross-post
if you must.
Cross-posting is better for you and those who might read/answer your query.
 

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