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SATA RAID BOOT ISSUES

on a Dell 1600 SC Poweredge Server , i'm having trouble getting the SATA Raid to boot the machine , i have already configured the SATA Raid to a RAID 1 configuration and copied the data using Paragon's Drive copy , so that its an exact match ,, the problems that i'm having is that i can't set the system bois to disable the onboard SCSI Devices to allow it to boot from SATA ,, i have also tried to simply unplug the the SCSI devices in the server , after i copied all the data ... almost at witts end ... any ideals
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Daryl Ponting

How exactly did you configure the SATA RAID?  You shouldn't need to use drive copying software to create a RAID.  Did you have Windows installed on a single disk before you created the RAID?
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logicalits

no ... wait .. i didn't use a drive copying tool to create the RAID ,, i used the RAID Controllers BIOS to do that ... i used the drive cpoying tool to move all of my data from the exsisting drives to the new drives ,, and now i'm having boot issues ... it still runs from the pre-exsisting SCSI hardware but i'm running out of space ,, the SATA hardware is quite a bit larger ,, so i just wanna boot from it after i moved all my data across ...

the RAID has already been built , data synced between the two ,,, just having trouble getting to boot when i take the SCSI hardware out of the  comp
Daryl Ponting

There are two problems I can see with that.  One is that the SATA RAID isn't set as active (bootable).  The other problem is that by copying the exact data, you'll have SCSI drivers on the SATA drives.  You could look in the RAID Bios to see if there's an option to make the RAID active, but even then I'm not sure it will work because of the driver thing.
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logicalits

the SATA drives are active , i guess it could fall back to the scsi drivers , but i did get it to boot partially one time ... it put the splash screen up like it was going to load but never completed the boot process ,, i'm begining to think it may have something to do with the registry and its pointing to wrong locations .. or something of that nature ..
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"your", not "you're".... I keep doing that.
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ok .. i will definatly take a look at that ,, thanks
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