can i install a raid controller card after installation

Posted on 2006-05-14
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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    Accepted Solution

    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....

    Author Comment

    does that apply even if it is going to mirror the boot disk
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    Expert Comment

    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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