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    New ROGer Array fexnok PC Specs
    fexnok PC Specs
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    How to Update BIOS without breaking your RAID

    I have a bootable RAID 0 but not sure if by updating the BIOS my RAID config would be erased. I was actually thinking of saving my current BIOS profile to a USB, flash the BIOS and restore the settings from the USB.

    How do you guys normally do it?

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array haihane PC Specs
    haihane PC Specs
    MotherboardCrosshair V Formula Z
    ProcessorAMD FX 8350
    Memory (part number)Gskill F3-2400C10-8GTX
    Graphics Card #1ASUS HD 6950
    Storage #1WD Velociraptor 1TB
    Storage #2Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
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    i used to run a RAID1 and would still worry about unintentionally breaking my Raid Array that i wouldn't update my BIOS.

    i tried RAID 0 for a short while just to run Crystaldiskmark and be awed at the speeds, but i realize this is unfeasible if stability is my utmost concern.

    I was actually thinking of saving my current BIOS profile to a USB, flash the BIOS and restore the settings from the USB.
    this sounds it could work in principle.

    what i'm not sure: is if whether saying the bios profile would include the RAID array(s) setting(s).

    i guess there's only one way to find out -> Try and see what happens.

    before doing that, i suggest you be mentally prepared to lose your array regardless, and back up your important data.
    no siggy, saw stuff that made me sad.

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    untouched Array Praz's Avatar
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    BIOS profiles saved from one version of the BIOS cannot be loaded to a different version. Because of possible changes from one version to the next this constraint is only prudent.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    Disconnect your SSD/HDDs. Do the BIOS update. After update, reconnect your SSD/HDDS. Turn on RAID again and input your settings. It should work fine.

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    Banned Array JustinThyme PC Specs
    JustinThyme PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G752VY-DH72
    MotherboardRampage VI Extreme
    ProcessorI9 9940X
    Memory (part number)64GB DDR4 8x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 3800 MHz @ C17
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Strix 2080Ti O11G @ 2.1GHz
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    Sound CardExternal Audioengine D1 24 bit 192kbps DAC
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    Storage #1Intel 905P 480GB U2 flavor
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1TB X2 in RAID 0, 960 PRO 1TB DIMM.2_1
    CPU CoolerHeatKiller IV PRO and VRM blocks ,Dual D5 PWM serial, 2X 480, 1X 360 RADS
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    Ive had the same raid array on two Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB drives through 3 different mother boards and CPUs as well as countless BIOS updates on all of them, 3 deep on the lastest board already. Ive never unplugged them, simply turn raid back on after the bios update and they are still there. Ive moved off the contents to a NAS in between to be safe but in the end have yet to need that. They have all been IRST raid BIOS, several different versions and several IRST drivers as well.

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