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Drivers for M1015 to recover to disimilar hardware using Acronis

Drivers for M1015 to recover to disimilar hardware using Acronis

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I want to move my Windows 8 primary drive off an SSD and onto a Raid array controlled by an M1015 Raid controller. Acronis have a disc cloning feature but cloning the SSD to the Raid array doesn't work; when I try to boot windows on the array I get boot errors. I thought this could be because the drivers are incompatible with the Raid array. Acronis confirmed this.

Acronis has a feature which will swap out the disk drivers when cloning a drive or restoring an image, but I need to provide the drivers for the Raid drive. I think I've found them: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdis...

I downloaded the exe containing the drivers, unzipped it. It contains folders for Windows 2008 and Windows 2012. Should I use the 2012 or 2008 drivers consindering my operating system is Windows 8?

The Windows 2012 drivers folder contains both a megasas2.inf and megasas2.sys file. Which of these is the actual driver? Aren't both file types drivers?

Acronis sees the Raid drive as a SCSI interface. Is this right? I thought SCSI was superseded by SAS?

RE: Drivers for M1015 to recover to disimilar hardware using Acronis

I would use the 2012 drivers, and I would use the .sys file first, then the .INF if the .sys didn't work. SAS is still SCSI.....SAS is serial attached scsi, but it still uses a scsi interface. And the program reports what it sees because some one coded it to display that message depending on a flag or something it is descriptive not actual, it could say fuzzy bunnies for the interface as far as the program knows.

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