Any Way to Convert Non RAID to RAID on Precision 390?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Will, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Will

    Will Guest

    I have a Windows install on a Precision 390, and I would like to install a
    second identical drive and convert the install to hardware RAID. Is there
    a straightforward procedure for doing this with a Precision 390?
    Will, Mar 6, 2007
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    Tom Scales Guest

    If it is like my Dimension 9200, it requires an OS reinstall.
    Tom Scales, Mar 6, 2007
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    Geoff Guest

    nope, fresh install needed most likley
    Geoff, Mar 6, 2007
  4. Will

    Will Guest

    So I'll ask a different question but related. There are four SATA ports
    on the Precision 390 motherboard. Is there any way to configure two of
    those as RAID 1, and then place a third drive that is NOT RAID into the
    third SATA port and have the system work with RAID and non RAID drives
    Will, Mar 9, 2007
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    S.Lewis Guest


    I'm doing so, but with a (non-Dell) system board. RAID1 SATA, and an
    individual IDE hard disk as well as optical on separate channels.

    Admittedly, I've not tried it with a standalone SATA drive alongside the
    S.Lewis, Mar 9, 2007
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    Tom Scales Guest

    It works fine on my Dell Dimension 9200 so I would guess it would work on
    your Precision
    Tom Scales, Mar 9, 2007
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