Possible to apply RAID 1 after build?

Hi all,

I'm building a new Citrix server which I would like to have RAID 1 of course.
However I've just discovered at the last minute, that the PE1950 which I'm using does not a PERC card (Poweredge RAID Controller). It has an SAS 5i controller which does not support RAID.

My question is, can I proceed with the software build and then create the RAID 1 array next week when I receive the PERC card?

Never had this issue before so unsure what to do here..
Thanks for your help.

ITLADAsked:
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droydenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not without wiping the data, as part of the raid initialisation it "formats" both drives  to produce the raidset. Also bear in mind if you plan to restore to the raid1 raid that you will need to do a windows recovery and supply the perc drivers.
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ITLADAuthor Commented:
Suspected that was the case, damn!
I really need to get my hands on a RAID controller today.
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