Using Serial ATA Raid on an Intel S875WP1-E motherboard
Posted on 2005-03-23
I have a server with an Intel S875WP1-E motherboard which features an integrated Promise PDC-20319 serial ATA RAID controller. My aim is to achieve a degree of fault tolerance so I have opted for using 2 drives in a RAID 1 array. Everything seems to have been set up OK. I have created my array, installed Windows 2003 and had a go at simulating a failure by removing the power from one of the drives.
It's early days yet but I'm fairly sure my system will be able to cope with the failure of one of the drives.
But I'm a paranoid kind of guy so I got to thinking what will happen if my motherboard (and therefore my integrated raid controller) fails. If I replace the motherboard, will it recognise my RAID 1 array or will I have lost everything? If so, can anyone recommend an alternative setup which will prevent data loss in the event of either hard drive or motherboard failure.
Hope you can help,