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Windows 7: Will my Software Raid or JBOD work on a new PC?

12 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Will my Software Raid or JBOD work on a new PC?


I have this question for a long time, and I would like your opinion about it. I have created a spanned volume with Windows 7. I use this spanned volume to back up my data. So I want to ask. Lets say, something happens and I have to buy a new PC (eg, mobo or processor failing). Will I be able to put these drives to my new PC and see the data? Will this work? Will I need to make any actions in order to see my data, and what this actions would be?

I think you understand my concern. I am using a Spanned volume for back up that I want to ensure that if something goes wrong I will be able to connect these drives to a completely new pc and work where I left off. Is this possible?


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 Will my Software Raid or JBOD work on a new PC?

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