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Windows 7: Spanned disks & new mobo install


13 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Spanned disks & new mobo install

Ok, it's been 2 years now and I finally bit the upgrade bullet. I will be installing a new mobo, cpu, ram, and of course my current version of win 7 x64.

My only question is, will my spanned volumes survive and be recognized by the new system?

I have 4, 2TB drives. 2 are in the pc, spanned (by Windows 7 device manager) to 4TB drive.
The other 4TB span is in a eSATA raidbox.

I have reinstalled windows before and the span was recognized, all data intact. But now I am wondering since I am upgrading to a new mobo, should I be worried?

Thanks guys.

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13 Apr 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In principle it should work - as radio Yerevan would say Questions for Radio Yerevan | afoe | A Fistful of Euros | European Opinion
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14 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

anyone have any experience with this?
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14 Apr 2011   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I want to say it will be no problem, but I'd do a System Backup just in case. It sounds like you have plenty of storage for it.
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20 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
YES IT WORKS

Installed new mobo, cpu, ram. After installing Windows 7 I plugged in the rest of my HDD's and it recognized the spanned array in both the internal drives and the raid box! All data intact.

What was really strange was that after I completed the build, I only hooked up the Drive that Windows and my programs were on. Under windows drive management, it shows my previous spanned arrays. It said "Failed" under all of them of course.

How did it know I had these arrays? The hard drives weren't even plugged in and it was a fresh copy of windows. Strange indeed.
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20 Apr 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for reporting back. Looks like you are a happy camper now. Have fun with you upgraded build.
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