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Migrating a “RAID Ready” System to RAID 0,
RAID 1 or RAID 5
If you have an existing “RAID Ready” system, then you can use the
following steps to perform a migration from a single non-RAID
configuration to a two drive RAID 0, RAID 1 configuration or three
drive RAID 5 configuration. To prepare for this, you will need another
SATA / SATAII hard drive with a capacity equal to or greater than that
currently being used as the source hard drive.
1. Physically attach one additional SATA / SATAII hard drive to the SATAII
port not being used. Note the serial number of the hard drive already in
the system; you will use this to select it as the source hard drive when
initiating the migration.
2. Boot Windows
, install the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager software, if
not already installed, using the setup package obtained from a CD-ROM
or from the Internet. This will install the necessary Intel Storage Utility
and start menu links.
3. Open the Intel Storage Utility from the Start Menu and select “Create
RAID volume from Existing Hard Drive” from the Actions menu. This will
activate the Create RAID volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard. Click
through the dialogs as prompted. It’s important to understand what will
occur during the migration process because any data on the destination
hard drive will be lost.
4. Once the migration is complete, reboot the system. If you migrated to a
RAID 0 volume, use Disk Management from within Windows
in order to
partition and format the empty space created when the two hard drive
capacities are combined. You may also use third-party software to
extend any existing partitions within the RAID volume.
Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS
you install. You may select: "Intel(R) ICH
R SATA RAID Controller
(Desktop - Windows XP)" for Windows
XP or "Intel(R) ICH
RAID Controller (Desktop - Windows XP64)" for Windows
XP 64-bit.
5. Finish the Windows
installation and install all necessary drivers.
6. Install the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager software via the CD-ROM
included with your motherboard or after downloading it from the
Internet. This will add the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console which can be
used to manage the RAID configuration.
7. After setting up a “RAID Ready” system as the above steps, you can
follow the procedures of the next section to migrate the system to
RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 5.