hi, i got a nforce 4 mobo right now, using nvidia raid controller, i have a raid 0 set up. im wondering if i were to upgrade to a 680i mobo, still using nvidia raid controller, would i be able to transfer the raid setups? thanks
Coarsely an OS becomes tied to a motherboard, due to factors like chipset drivers etc and if you change the motherboard you may have to do a complete reinstall. BUT if you are changing over to a new motherboard and you follow a guide like this, with the new motherboard Chipset Drivers on hand it can be achieved:
Otherwise it wont matter whether it is RAID or just a normal DATA HDD if you don't follow a guide like this you generally have to do a complete reformat and re-install unless certain parameters are true:
1. It is exactly the same make and model of motherboard, and or
2. It has the same "Chipset"
I personally like the "rebuilding" of the OS method used by Fred Langa, not sure if this works for Vista I'm afraid;
I can't say that will be the case given both boards are nVidia and use nForce fraid controllers. I migrated my fraid setup from my 570SLI board to a 590SLI with no problems at all the fraid setup was immediately recognized and within minutes was booting into WindowsXP. It was simply a matter of updating the chipset drivers to correct any differences between the 2 setups and motherboard that I was using. Always err on the side caution and backup whats important and just give it try I think you will know pretty quickly whether or not you will need to rebuild your fraid array.