RAID-0 HD Replacement After Laptop Repair?
August 23, 2013 7:08 AM Subscribe
What do I need to know about my RAID-0 configured hard drives before removing them to send my laptop away for repair?
posted by Alabaster to computers & internet (5 answers total)
My laptop's DC Jack has a loose/broken connection (the battery doesn't charge when I plug it in unless I wiggle the AC Adapter plug around to just the right angle).
I plan to send the computer away for repair under my service plan. I'd like to remove the hard drives prior to sending it away, for the sake of privacy, security, etc. I have two SATA hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration. The laptop came configured this way -- I don't know much about RAID myself.
If the service company decides to replace my motherboard and/or update the BIOS, will this "break" my RAID configuration? What do I need to know in order to get my computer back to its normal state as soon as I drop the HDs back in?
(I don't expect they will have to replace the motherboard but this happened to me once when I sent another laptop for the same repair).
For reference - this is the computer: MSI GT60
And I will be sending it to MyServicePlan.com (a plan I purchased through NewEgg.com to extend beyond the now-expired manufacturer warranty).