RAID 0 motherboard migration

Dear fellow gwjers,

I'm upgrading some of my PC components and I have a question for the community.
I'm currently using two hard disks in RAID 0 configuration on a MSI P45 Platinum motherboard and I'll be upgrading to the ASUS P8Z77-V.

I know that moving the raid array from one motherboard to another does not guarantee that the drive will work on the new one.
It also seems that moving from a intel chipset to another intel is rather safe, but not with 100% success rate.
Has any of you already tried migrating from P45 to Z77 chipsets?

Thanks a lot!

To pre-empt the inevitable, you probably shouldn't be using RAID-0, you should have your stuff backed up, and you especially should have your stuff backed up if you're using RAID-0. Having said that, the most fool proof way of doing it is to transfer the data off, break the array and reform it (or not) on the new motherboard, so be prepared to go that route if required.

Scratched pretty much covered it -- what you're doing is a very bad idea unless you have good, constant backups, and if you have the backups you need, you shouldn't be worried about the transfer at all. Either it will work or it won't, and if it doesn't, you'll restore from one of your several copies.

I'm not aware that Intel has changed the format they use for their drive signatures, so I suspect it will probably work. But I haven't actually tried it.

Oh, one important note: make sure you install the new chipset drivers FIRST, before transferring the drives, or the system likely won't be able to boot, as it won't have drivers to run the RAID. And if it still won't boot, you may need to mark the new drivers to start when the system first boots, rather than later. Intel is probably smart enough to mark them as boot-time drivers, so I'd go ahead and try the transfer. If it doesn't work, we'll see if we can scare up the registry change you'll need to make.

Thanks for your replies.

Scratched wrote:

To pre-empt the inevitable, you probably shouldn't be using RAID-0, you should have your stuff backed up, and you especially should have your stuff backed up if you're using RAID-0.

I know I'm being a bit greedy here with the RAID-0.
I have a 10-day automatic backup that should be fine in case of need. My largest concern comes from the fact that my windows install Dvd is in my hometown in Italy, while now I'm living in France and that could be inconvenient in the case things screw up so badly that I'll need a fresh install.

Malor wrote:

Oh, one important note: make sure you install the new chipset drivers FIRST, before transferring the drives, or the system likely won't be able to boot, as it won't have drivers to run the RAID.

Thanks for pointing this out! I most likely would have forgot this step.

Mad Baron wrote:

My largest concern comes from the fact that my windows install Dvd is in my hometown in Italy, while now I'm living in France and that could be inconvenient in the case things screw up so badly that I'll need a fresh install.

If it's win7: http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...

I'm sure there's xp/vista images somewhere if you need those instead.

Uh,great.

Look at what kind of noob I am!
Thanks!

Just to let you know: the switch went better than expected
Everything worked fine on first boot of the new system.