I currently have Intel 82801FR SATA RAID controller with 2x120g hdd, using RAID 1, and I want to upgrade it to 2x500g hdd. I purchased 2 WD 500 Caviar GP SATA drives and am not sure how to proceed. If I take out one of the 120's, and replace it with a 500 and allow the array to rebuild, I'll only have 120 capacity, right? So will this process work? I'm using a Dell Dimension E310 (don't laugh, it does the job)
Here is my idea-
Break the array by disconnecting the 120 on port 2. Replace with a new 500g hdd. Use Norton Ghost 10 to do a drive copy of the existing 120 on port 1 to the 500 on port 2 using the full capacity. Next take out the 120 on port 1, and moving the 500 up to port 1, adding the remaining 500 to port 2, and rebuilding the array that way? I do have a ghost image of the current 120 on a removable 500 ghdd, but don't see how to get that to work without losing the ability to boot. Any advice?
I read that I should back up the 120g, then replace both 120's with the 2 new 500's, then restore the 120 to it, but I only have the 2 SATA ports available with mb, so I don't see how I can do that and not lose access to the OS. I've also read that this cannot be done with Intel Matrix, but there has to be a way.
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