The purpose of this tutorial is to describe how to use AMD's RAIDXpert software to create a RAID1 Mirror array from an existing source disk and a second disk. The data on the source disk is preserved. ALL DATA on the second target disk is erased.
The motherboard is an ASUS M4A78T-E with an SB750 chip.
Prior to creating the RAID1, the system had two 500 GB Western Digital disks. By selecting the disk boot order in BIOS, disk 1 on SATA port 1 was bootable to Windows XP, and disk 2 on SATA port 3 booted to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
IMPORTANT: Prior to installing Windows 7, the BIOS was set to RAID and the AMD/AHCI RAID driver was provided to the OS Installer. This resulted in both disks appearing as separate RAID READY disks.
The purpose of this migration was to mirror the Windows 7 disk, wiping the XP system in the process.
STEP 1: Ensure that you know which SATA port your source and target disk are plugged into.
STEP 2: Turn off power saving features of OS so that the RAID migration can complete without interruption.
STEP 3: If you haven't already done so, install RAIDXpert. It is available on the AMD website.
STEP 4: Launch RAIDXpert. It opens in your web browser. The default login is "admin" with password "admin".