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need help with 3ware Escalade question

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Hi everyone,

I guess my question is if I can upgrade my 3ware Escalade 8506-8 to a 3ware Escalade 9500S-12 without data lose?

I have a home samba server with a 3ware Escalade 8506-8. I have 5 x 500 gig hard drives in a RAID 5 array. Recently, my 8506 died and I need to get a new one. However, I saw a 3ware Escalade 9500S-12 on ebay for about $20.00 dollars more than a replacement 8506-8.

My question is, if I put my drives on the 9500S, will it recognize my existing RAID array? Or will it want to build a new RAID array and format all of my data?

Hope I have asked this question clearly, little short on sleep this week.



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Hi Zog,

3ware used to have a tool to convert the 8000 series arrays to the 9000 series.

I think I tried it or someone I know tried it and it worked, but that was a few years ago... Not too sure if LSI still carries the 3ware legacy stuff...

Maybe the 3ware tech support can answer that!

Good luck!


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