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kerussm December 17, 2012 01:16 PM

Raid SATA III to SATA II - Effects?
Hello, I have question about my RAID, I have 2 x 1TB WD Caviar Blacks SATA III connected together in RAID as one big hard disk. I think about 1x Corsair Force Series GT 240gb connected to SATA III. On my motherboard I have only 2x SATA III ports so my question is: If I plug these 2 WD Caviars into SATA II ports does it will change automatically and will works or I have to delete RAID and build new one on SATA II ports?

I really don't want to lost my data somehow.
My motherboard is Asus Rampage III Formula.

Also I wish to know what is the difference between Corsair Force series GT 240gb and Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240gb? It will big difference in performance If I using my computer for music composing and games?

many thanks for any answers.

dandelioneater December 17, 2012 05:08 PM

I think that you may run into some problems if you move the raided HDD'd to the sata 2 ports. I don't think that you would lose your data if you tried to do it, just don't reformat or change the array. Just see if it boots. Do a backup of the important stuff though first.

elmorejohn46 December 22, 2012 01:34 PM

Getting a SSD 240gig SATA III will show a big inprovement on boot times and shut downs.I would just put the new SSD 240gig in and put windows on it and plug them in on your SATA II ,You want lose anything ,But you will have stuff on that raid you don't really need .I always find it better just to do a clean install.I you have a old drive laying around and it is big enough to hold all the files you want to keep then I would just copy the files I wanted to the old drive and once you have done a clean install then just copy your files bad to you raid drive.If you have games then you want to install the big game files to your raid drive anyway and just use your boot drive as a short cut to get to them.Because more then likely you will need to reinstall them anyway for them to work right.I have a 256gig crucial SATAIII and two 1 TB samsung SATA II and one 3TB seagate SATA III because I got it at such a great price.

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