Sata Raid 0 - Changing Chipsets (New motherboard + Original Sata Hard disks)

My original Motherboard died (Gigabyte GA-8PENXP rev 1.0) which had the Silicon Image SATA Raid chipset.
I have two Seagate 80G hard drives in RAID0 configuration with XP Pro.
The new M/B is a Gigabyte GA-8I915P duo pro and has a VIA raid chipset. (Arriving Tonight!)

Will I have problems if I just plug the drives in and boot up? due to;
1. Changing M/B chipsets (915P)
2. Changing to LGA P4 3.2ghz  (Original was P4 3.2 475 pin)
3. Different raid controller.

Or is it as simple as booting from my XP cd and repairing the existing windows operating system (and loading the new driver for the VIA raid chipset)? - If I can remember which HD was #0 and which one was #1 - the old M/B sata plugs dont indicate which is which!.

I desperatly need all the information on these hard drives (MY backup hard disk also died two days before the M/B and CPU!!) and don't want to destroy the data by trail and error.

I assuming XP will complain and ask to register again since it is a major hardware change!

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crazijoeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This isn't going to happen. Not with a RAID 0 array. To keep your existing RAID array you will need another controller with the same chipset the array was configured on. You may possibly get an add in PCI controller with the same chipset and keep the exsiting RAID array. But then again you will still have problems with drivers because of the different hardware. Plus Windows activation. You should keep and critical data on a separate non striped array or single drive.
CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When you installed a RAID 0 array, you knew that it has no redundancy, right?  That in itself should have prompted you to have a backup plan.  Crazijoe is right, you would need to get the same RAID controller (or in the case of certain Adaptecs, the same family) in order to read the data as is.  Your plan for recovery should be to get the same model motherboard and install the drives on that.
waldonpastoralAuthor Commented:
Yeah Yeah - As I said my backup HD died the day before - I installed a pci card in the new computer and it fired up straight away and saw the disks- no probs

It is just a pain in the ass to reinstall all of the programs again (and faxing the installation keys ; waiting for the activation key to be faxed back.)
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I would have thought we answered your questions, though we couldn't perform a miracle for you.  Sometimes, "no" is the only valid answer - doesn't that warrant a grade higher than C?
If you got your RAID array to work on a PCI controller, you could still clone the array onto another RAID 0 array configured on your MB controller.
I dito what Callandor said. I'm sorry it isn't the answer you were looking for but don't pentalized us for the correct aswer.
waldonpastoralAuthor Commented:
OK - Change the grade as you see fit - I wasn't pentalized (ing) thier answer - I thought I made myself clear in the question that my BACKUP hard drive had crashed the day before (Both commented on this as if I hadn't kept a backup of my critical data). I didn't think that a "C" was that bad -  Hey Give them an A - I was just trying to keep the integrity  of you grading system, They deserve it as they seem to take pride in their work.
Best regards and no hard feelings!
No hard feelings, waldonpastoral!  We try to do the best we can, even if we don't get it perfect.  Thanks for coming back and explaining your reasoning.
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