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adding an AHCI storage controller to existing system

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I have a Server 2003 box with a sata boot drive.  The OS was installed with the drive configured as IDE.

I want to add some hot swappale sata drives, but know I have to enable AHCI in BIOS.  Changing this will affect my boot drive and cause a BSOD (or so I've read).

Can I simply add another PCI (or PCIx) storage controller that would have AHCI enabled to control the non-boot drives?

Thanks
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