RAID 1 between PATA and SATA HDD's?


G

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Hey everyone.

Just trying to research here whether or not we can achieve a RAID 1 between
a SATA and a PATA Hard Drive. We have a computer with important information
on it and some software that will take days-weeks to reinstall everything
properly and it has a SATA 250 GB hard drive. We are upgrading our external
backup from 250 to 500 and we will have this 250 GB Hard Drive available.
Basically we have an external USB enclosure and we are just swapping out the
hard drives in it. So I have 2 questions:

1.) Can I create a RAID 1 Mirror on 2 drives one being PATA(IDE) and the
other being SATA? If so are there any special tools I need to perform this
or will my ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard's RAID Controller be able to create this
for me?

2.) Can I create a RAID 1 on a pre-existing hard drive and keep the data
that is on it, while letting the second hard drive copy all the pre-existing
data during RAID creation? Or, Will I be forced to format both drives to
create the RAID?

Thank you all in advance for your help. I appreciate it greatly!

Joe

Kemco ITP
 
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