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

Discussion in 'RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters' started by ecosse, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. ecosse

    ecosse Active Member

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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. :)
     
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    vl1969 Active Member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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  4. ecosse

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    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
     
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