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  • Migrating old HP AMD machine from Raid 0 to SSD


    I have an 2011 HP-560z computer with AMD processor running Windows 10 (upgraded from Win 7 several years ago). Currently I think of my disks has bad clusters and therefore I think is the root cause of the system not booting. I have tried many options trying to repair it. I think what I will do is to backup the Raid 0 array into an external drive. I would like to replace the two disks with a SSD but I think I would need to do some changes to the BIOS to go from RAID to AHCI. Need to guidance on proper way to do the transition.

    Also, currently the system does not boot. Once I reinstall Win10 it will ask me for a key. How do you retrieve it?

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    Yes, this is the main cause of NO boot.

    Bad clusters are also called bad sectors. They are a small area on a disk which is not readable by the system. A bad cluster can be caused by several different factors including physical damage, file system corruption, and so on.

    A bad cluster is usually caused by physical damage to the disk or file system corruption. Bad sectors are often caused by wear-and-tear on the disk platter, or from power surges or brownouts.

    How to backup Raid 0

    A Raid 0 array is a setup of two or more hard drives in which the data on all drives is simultaneously accessible. This type of setup offers speed and redundancy, but it has one major flaw: If one drive fails, all data on the array is lost. To avoid this, we need to backup the Raid 0 array into an external drive.

    There are two ways to do this:

    1) Backup the Raid 0 array manually by connecting an external drive to your computer and copying all files from your hard drive to it.

    2) Use a third-party software such as Acronis True Image that can automatically back up your hard disk with just one click.

    The best way to set up a raid 0 drive is to use the software that comes with your motherboard. You can also use third party software for this task.

    The raid 0 setup will allow you to take backups at any time without the need for any interruption.

    Raid 0 is a type of disk array that combines multiple hard disks into one logical unit. It is also known as striping. Raid 0 provides the fastest read and write speeds, but it does not provide any redundancy.

    The steps to set up raid 0 HDD are:

    1) Create a raid 0 volume with two or more hard drives

    2) Format the volume

    3) Create a backup plan for the data on the volume

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