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How to move adaptec SATA 1420SA card from one PC to another

My motherboard died.
I have another PC ready.
How do I lift the card (with the 4 HDDs in RAID) from my old PC - to my new PC?
What is the correct procedure - so that i don't lose any data? . . . as this is the only copy of this data - there is no other backup.


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Man_K, Switching the raid card assemnly shouldnt make you lose any data on the drives.
After you install the setup on your motherboard. Windows should start and attempt to install the motherboard drivers. Before windows starts got to the BIOS and set it to defaults.

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    Thomas Christopher Jan 31, 2008

    Before windows starts go into the BIOS and set it to defaults.


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