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OvalPiston1
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Moving RAID1 pairs to another model of motherboard

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I have three RAID1 configurations on an ASRock E3C222D4U motherboard running Intel RST Enterprise 4.3.0.1542.

I'm replacing it with a different motherboard, an ASRock E3C246D4U. Not 100% sure, but most likely also has Intel RST Enterprise chipset.

My question is, can I just setup the BIOS to RAID, then move the C: pair of drives to SATA 0/1, then the pair of drives to SATA 2/3, and the E: pair of drives to SATA 4/5?

Am I correct to assume the RAID config is stored on the drives themselves?

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n_scott_pearson
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In theory, yes, you should be able to move the drives over and have it work (yes, the information is stored on the drive, though I do not know the logistics). In practice, I have seen this work, but not for generational upgrades. I suggest you move your system array and see if it goes ok -- but only after you make a full backup.

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n_scott_pearson
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In theory, yes, you should be able to move the drives over and have it work (yes, the information is stored on the drive, though I do not know the logistics). In practice, I have seen this work, but not for generational upgrades. I suggest you move your system array and see if it goes ok -- but only after you make a full backup.

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