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AdamB
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Switching from HDDs (in RAID) to SSDs: Can I use my current RAID array?

I have a Dell XPS 8910 with two 1TB HDDs configured in RAID 1. I would like to update my system by replacing the HDDs with two SSDs -- each of which is also 1TB and will be in a RAID 1 configuration.

 

After I clone my current C:\ drive to the new SSDs, will I need to delete the current RAID configuration and build a new one? Or, should I be able to plug in the new SSDs and the current RAID config will just detect them?

 

If it matters, I plan to get Crucial MX500 1TB drives.

 

Thanks!

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David_V_Intel
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Hello AdamB, Thank you for posting on the Intel ® communities. With this process it should not be necessary to clone the hard drive with the operating system, that is if the operating system is installed in one of the drives within the RAID 1. If so, please follow these steps: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005837/technologies/intel-rapid-storage-... Note: Make sure to first backup your important data to avoid any problem. I hope this helps. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
AdamB
Beginner
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Thanks for the information, David. I will give it a shot.

 

 

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello AdamB, Thank you for your response. Perfect, please let me know the outcome. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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