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I have a Rosewill RC216 RAID card with two 250GB hDD set up under RAID 1. Can I break the RAID using the RC216 BIOS without losing data in either or both drives?

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Hi,

Yes you can break the RAID 1 setup without loosing data as RAID 1 is know as mirroring. This means it keeps a mirror image of the drive that you are using just in case a drive goes down.

If you were using a different RAID setup like striping for example then you would loose data as that configuration stores different information on both drives.

You should be able to break the RAID 1` operation without loosing any data.


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