Is there any RAID card that can import an existing disk as a RAID-0 without data loss?

ecosse

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A completely foreign one that has not been used in a RAID before but has been used from say a SATA port on the motherboard. Without losing data obviously. :)
 

vl1969

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never heard of such a beast :p
not even sure there is a SOFTWARE RAID that can do that.

why do you needed?

if drive was not used in raid at all than the best way would be to simply do a backup of it and add it to raid than restore backup.
 

ttabbal

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Are you trying to just have it show up as if it were connected to a normal SATA port? IT mode HBAs do that. Some RAID cards support "passthrough" mode, though I don't think I'd trust it long term, it might be a good temporary way to get access to it.
 

ecosse

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Are you trying to just have it show up as if it were connected to a normal SATA port? IT mode HBAs do that. Some RAID cards support "passthrough" mode, though I don't think I'd trust it long term, it might be a good temporary way to get access to it.
Yeah that's the approach - thanks. In IT mode does any HBA cache still work? Yeah if I have to I'll buy another Areca card since their passthrough is quite good but they are reasonably expensive even on ebay