RAID 0, NF4, Ti9 questions.....

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Brazen, Jan 15, 2006.

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  1. Brazen

    Brazen Registered Member

    Jan 13, 2006
    Ok.... I've read all the topics that a search here turned up concerning RAID setups and Ti9 restores, but my particular situation hasn't been addressed so here goes. ;]

    In a nutshell, I want to backup my current "non-RAID/single drive" system, add a sister drive set up as RAID0 (striping), and restore my system to it's current state. I have the trial Ti9 2337 and wanted to know if this is possible w/o a lot of headaches, before purchasing. From what I've read, it "seems" Ti9 should be able to do this, provided that my new RAID is recognized by Ti's boot loader as a single device, but I couldn't find anyone posting here in this exact situation. BTW, I will not be using the onboard Silicon Image RAID... just the onboard nVidia nForce4 SATA RAID. Below are my system specs:

    XP pro SP2
    MSI Neo4 Platinum Sli (MS-7125)
    A64 3500+
    dual-DDR 1024
    Seagate 300gb SATA-150 (existing drive C,D,E,F - 70gb each)
    Seagate 300gb SATA-150 (new unpartitioned sister drive)
    Hitachi 80gb PATA-100 (old HDD - spare/not necessary)

    So again... backup preferably just C:/boot partition, add new HDD and setup RAID0, restore preferably just C:/boot partition to new RAID setup. Any personal experiences shared would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance...
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Brazen,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We recommend you to prepare Windows using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (sysprep). Please take a look at this FAQ article to find more information on how to use sysprep. After that you can try to restore an image of the system partition to the RAID.

    Please be aware that we do not guarantee the successful transferring of your operating system to a different hardware configuration. Actually, no one can guarantee this.

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
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