Storage Clone RAID 0 system disk to a single non-raid disk

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  1. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    I want to clone my Windows 10 system disk which is a 1TB RAID 0 array to a single non-raid 1TB SSD, I am pretty sure this is just a normal clone but I am worried that it might not work. I doubt it will clone over the raid information, just the partitions but I think I might need to update the windows drivers or something. I will be staying on RAID boot because I have a secondary RAID 1 array, would be keen to know your thoughts?

    I am using a Ryzen cpu on a B350 board, AMD RAID Xpert handling the raid duties onboard.
     
  2. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    It'll work fine, I have done it myself using minitool disk partition
     
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    sandys Well-Known Member

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    I should mention that on my Threadripper at least it did not work properly to move to USB drive as it had done on my Intel systems, a quirk with the TR BIOS, seems to have poor bootable USB support (one of the later BIOS updates apparently fixed this but I have not tested) not sure if Ryzen is the same, I had to put a larger Spinner in the machine on the SATA controller inorder to do the transfer.

    After doing so I was able to move my 2xSSD RAID0 to a big HDD, which I could still boot from which was nice, I then moved it back from the spinner to 4xSSD in RAID0. I will be doing it again soon to move to an NVMe, no need to waste CPU power running crappy SATA stuff then.
     
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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Try Clonezilla, it copies the partition table and the data but not the empty spaces (for supported filesystems, otherwise it simply does a dd of the partition). Just shrink your main partition a little bit to be sure it fits.
     
  5. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys, I used Macrium Reflect cloned over to the new drive in a USB3 enclosure, then swapped the drives, seemed to do the trick. The RAID controller picks it up as a legacy disk but performance appears to be unaffected.
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    The legacy disk thing is just RAIDXpert2 telling you the disk isn't initialised so can't be used in a RAID array.
     

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