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#133933 8-Nov-2013 12:56
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I'm planning a reformat soon, OS is installed on an SSD and I also have a mirror configured in Windows between two 3 TB drives for extra storage.

If I simply format the SSD and reinstall Windows, am I able to simply 'import' the mirror (if that makes sense) or will it need to be recreated from within the new Windows installation?

I realise I could just separate the two drives (destroy the mirror) and recreate it in the new install but I'm curious if I can do it directly.

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  #929452 8-Nov-2013 14:37
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Are you meaning software RAID in effect through Disk Management, or something different?

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  #929789 8-Nov-2013 23:07
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fastmikey: Are you meaning software RAID in effect through Disk Management, or something different?


"...a mirror configured in Windows..."

Yep, configured via disk management.

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  #930127 9-Nov-2013 22:00
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Well then, as per: http://superuser.com/questions/588415/how-do-i-safely-move-a-windows-7-software-raid-1-volume-to-a-new-pc yes - but you might need to rebuild the array when it's in the new windows install. I seem to remember just needing to get it to re add the array last time I did it though...

And there's other ways of creating mirrors in Windows (see Drive Bender et al), so it never hurts to be certain...

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