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can i install a raid controller card after installation

Posted on 2006-05-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
last week my server stopped working.  so i have taken the oportunity to order an new one, and i plan to install windows server 2003 on it

howver i have ordered all the parts but i could not get hold of a raid controller card.

is it possible to install as normal and then add a raid controller and extra hard drives at a later date without having to reset everything.

Question by:Marcusw
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Jay_Jay70 earned 1000 total points
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Hi Marcusw,

yes it is, make sure that you are careful during your RAID configuration though, you dont want to start mirroring the wrong disk originally and wipe your entire install....

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does that apply even if it is going to mirror the boot disk
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yes even more so when mirroring the bootdisk! thats where you need to be extremely careful and triple check your config before mirroring

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