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Old 11-01-2006, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Raid 1 deletion

If I have a PCI ide raid controller, with two hard drives in Raid 1, and I decide to delete the array, pull out the raid controller card, and plug my original hard drive (that I used to set up the array) directly into the motherboard PATA header, will it boot OK? I'm not sure if using the hard drive in a raid 1 array changes it in some subtle way as to no longer be bootable without the raid controller.

Thanks in advance for your input.


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Old 11-01-2006, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You probably have to disable the raid through BIOS.

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Old 11-03-2006, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good point. The bios must be changed to boot from the drive and not the controller. After changing the bios, should the drive boot properly or will the fact that it has been in a raid 1 array interfere with proper booting as a stand-alone drive?

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