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08-27-2014

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A85 SATA Raid Controller

2014-08-27, 15:48 PM

hi guys, didnt find any new posting about this, I just found out one of my mirror drive is damage and my controller is running in degraded mode. question is how to replace faulty HDD without losing data, this is no software that comes with the machine that allows me to do that like the servers do. When i go to BIOS, everything says it will destroy all data and I wasnt sure it means destroy ALL or just the broken raid drive?

Anyone tried?

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Re: A85 SATA Raid Controller

2014-08-29, 23:01 PM

Yes, it will destroy the data. Most HDD manufacturers have programs that will mirror drives for you. If you have a Western Digital HDD, download the Acronis True Image software from HERE.

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Re: A85 SATA Raid Controller

2014-08-30, 18:38 PM

so the RAID mirror is really to buy time for the user to backup data rather than just simply replace the damaged HDD correct?

 

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Re: A85 SATA Raid Controller

2014-08-30, 20:29 PM

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Yes, it will destroy the data. Most HDD manufacturers have programs that will mirror drives for you. If you have a Western Digital HDD, download the Acronis True Image software from HERE.


Ah, what is then the point of having RAID??? Actually solution exists, check Link for example.

 

P.S. Always have backup copy of your data. RAID is not backup. Many things can go wrong, not just HDDs.

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