How do I remove the RAID from a Windows 7 PC
Posted on 2015-01-16
My husband had a Windows 7 PC built for him using an AMD RAIDXpert solution to protect his data using 2 identical disks. This has not proved to be as safe as he envisaged since, at the weekend, one of the disks failed and the RAID did not carry on using the other one. He had to take the PC to a local expert to have the disk replaced and rebuilt, losing his ability to carry out his work for 3 days. He has decided that, if the RAID can't be relied on, he would like to get rid of it and use the 2nd drive as a clone of the 1st, which would be his live system. He would do regular manual cloning as well as his usual data backups.
His question is, can the RAID be removed, leaving 1 disk live in its current state, without having to resort to a complete system rebuild? If so, he would like to know how since he is not familiar with RAID configuration or removal.
Any help would be gratefully received.