Can I implement Raid 1 after installing XP without wiping out the MBR

I have a new MB and XP Pro is loaded, Gigabyte ma78gm-us2h, now I want to implement RAID 1.  Part of the instructions indicate that I when I add the disk to the array it will erase the MBR, is there a way around this?  

If not can I just restore a Ghost image to rebuild the disk which should build the array at the same time?
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simsjrgCommented:
Yes you will need to image the current drive, create the mirror and restore the ghost image to the new mirrored set.
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CallandorCommented:
Just make sure you image the entire drive and not just the partition, because the boot sector is not included in the partition image.
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PCBONEZCommented:
Actually on most RAID cards I've used you can implement RAID 1 with the OS installed without loosing a thing.

The MBR that gets wiped is the one on the SECOND drive. - The one that wasn't there before.
If the first drive is the one with the OS then the second drive will be mirrored to it [and wiped] but the origional drive doesn't get wiped and the MBR will be fine.

Your RAID might be different than those so STILL MAKE THE IMAGE in case you need it.

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c7c4c7Author Commented:
The only thing to remember in the future is to make sure you have a Ghost rescue disk that include drivers that Ghost does not include.  I found that out by testing the retore before I activated RAID
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