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Per this thread

I believe my Abit IC7-g motherboard is fried.

I am considering what to do next to recover the data from my hard drives.
I was running raid 0.

I am thinking:
1. Swap out the motherboard with another IC7-G
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2. Send the hard drives to some data recovery service.

My question is, will it work if I just swap out the motherboard. Will I need to reinstall some drivers or is everything I need still on my hard drives and will work once I configure the bios. It seems to good to be true to be able to just plug everything back into the new motherboard and be go to go.

I have not checked into the cost of data recovery yet. The computer is getting pretty old so in the end I will probably get a new one anyway. (without raid 0) which has kind of been a pain.

Thanks for any info/comments you can offer.
 

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All things being equal (e.g. same mobo model, same bios) You should be able to go into bios and duplicate raid settings and everything should work.
 

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When you say same BIOS, do you mean same bios software update version?
I am asking because if I buy a new board, it may have been updated to a different version than I have. I am not 100% sure of the version I had but I want to say it was 26.

Is the BIOS version critical?
 

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Since you can't see the former bios version, I recommend installing board, configure settings for raid and see if it boots. If not, try booting from a PE disk like Bart's or Hawkes. Use intel matrix storage manager to repair the raid if necessary.
 
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