Intel ICH96 install into an existing computer without RAID (backup/restore)
Posted on 2010-09-11
I have a Dell XPS420. Runnin on windows 7x64
The computer supports RAID via the intel ICH9R driver
The original install of windows was done with the BIOS set in comparability mode.
I plan on picking up 2 drives and putting them into RAID 1. I was planning on backing up the entire install (probably use acronis) installing the new drives, configuring the RAID array and restoring the backup.
I think i somehow need to get the ICH9R drivers setup and configured before i do the restore, as the current installation does not have the driver and will not "see" the array to look for the OS, is that correct?
How do i properly do this?