Move disk across controllers

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by sn2op, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. sn2op

    sn2op Gawd

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    I have WinXP installed on a particular disk which is currently connected to a RAID controller (non-Raid setup though). I want to move this disk to the onboard IDE controller on my NF7-S mobo so I can use the Raid controller for a Raid 1 setup.

    Can I do this without a format and OS load?
     
  2. slowbiznatch

    slowbiznatch Gawd

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    Is the system disk part of an array? If so - no. If not - most likely.
     
  3. sn2op

    sn2op Gawd

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    no, i'm just using the raid SATA headers as extra HD connections

    I have 2 optical drives on one CH for regular IDE, 2 backup HDs on the other regular IDE and then 2 HDs on the SATA raid controller. One of the SATA drives is the system disk. I want to move this drive (as well as the other one that's on this controller) to the regular IDE on-board and then move the backups HDs to a Raid 1 config on the SATA Raid controller.

    So can it be done? I tried moving the system disk to the regular IDE without any other HDs attached in the system and it would not boot into WinXP. Any way I can get this to work without a reformat?