Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead
Yes it's Raid 1, mirror config. By hardware and software were you refering to the above specs?
Yes. It appears you are using the RAID hardware and software supplied by the motherboard manufacturer. I have not used this specific hardware and software, however I suspect you could follow your plan and clone your original hard drive to both of your new drives and simply plug them in, it just seems simpler to me to replace an old drive with a new one and allow your software to "rebuild" the data to the new drive (twice). You can track the progress in Windows with the Matrix Storage Console.
I do not think a transfer of the data in the raid to a new hard drive would be sufficient. I think you would have to take the RAID down in order to clone the actual drive. I suppose you could continue to use the computer ... wait ... you said "system disks" ... did you mean your windows partition in inside the RAID? If so, your system will have to boot to only one active disk in the raid while you clone the other one. Or do I misunderstand?