RAID 0 to non RAID

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by pkharte, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. pkharte

    pkharte Registered Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    I've seen this topic covered a bit but my question is somewhat different. I currently run a RAID 0 configuration with two 120GB SATA drives. The RAID array is partitioned with a 20GB system partition and the rest for data.

    I would like to migrate from RAID 0 to a non RAID configuration. I would like to restore everything to a single drive.

    Is this possible with TI9? What steps should I take to restore both partitions to a single drive? I know that both partitions will fit comfortably on one of my 120GB drives.


  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Patrick,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please remember that in order to clone or migrate your Windows system to a different hardware, you should first prepare Windows using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (Sysprep)

    However, even in case of using sysprep we cannot guarantee the successful transferring of the operating system to a computer with the hardware configuration different from that of the original machine. The point is that sysprep allows replacing drivers only for Plug-and-Play devices (sound cards, network adapters, video cards etc.). As for system HAL and boot device driver, they must be identical in the source and target computers (see Microsoft Knowledge Base articles 302577 and 216915).

    If you want to be completely sure that the restored operating system will boot and function normally then we recommend that you use Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation, Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Windows or Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server for Windows in conjunction with Acronis Universal Restore for your purposes (depending on which operating system you use). Acronis Universal Restore technology provides an efficient solution for hardware-independent system restoration by replacing the crucial HAL and hard disk controller drivers. Please read more information on how to use Acronis Universal Restore in corresponding Acronis True Image version User's Guide.

    We also recommend that you download and install the free trial version(s) of the product(s) you are interested in to see how the software works on your particular software\hardware configuration.

    If you want to obtain the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore then please submit a request for technical support using Ask a question before you purchase Acronis software link. Explain your wish to obtain the free trial version of Acronis Universal and provide the link to this thread in your request.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
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