I want to switch my 2 (3TB) HDDs (non-bootable, just data) from Windows mirror to Hardware RAID 1. But I don't know if it will wipe out both drives in RAID building process, I'm ok if it erases one of them but I really don't have any place to copy all the data first
It's Marvell 9128 RAID (SATA3) on Gigabyte X58a-UD3R (Rev. 1) motherboard.
From the manual it's not entirely clear if not enabling "Quick Init" will not erase all data.
BTW reason I don't want to use Windows software RAID is when I have computer crash mirror get's broken and starts to resync which with 3 TB drives takes about a day! That's a good way to wear our the drive