Move two Raid 0 drives from one Dell pc to another

Hi -

My Dell Dimension 3100 seems to have lost its mother board - on board raid controller seems to be the failure. Come up with can't find SATA drives.

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 with similar BIOS for Raid 0 drives.

? Can I move those drives to the 9200 ? Update the BIOS and be good to boot ?

Thanks much - very high importance!
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KimputerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes, you can try to move it over. But don't apply any changes during boot (at least, not if you're not sure what it does). There's a good chance that without much interaction (as I'm not sure if those RAID chips are 100% identical), it will just boot up, and you will be able to log in. After that, fix a few driver issues and you're ready.
If it DOES ask for changes, please reply here with the exact messages.
Look at the specs for the two machines and determine what controller they use.  If it is the same controller and firmware, yes it will work.  If not, then answer is typically "it depends" if it is the same controller, and "no" if it is different.
AndrewHathewayAuthor Commented:
Thanks - checking into replacement mother board first...
Will let you know.
AndrewHathewayAuthor Commented:
Found a couple replacement boards; one from amazon for $20 one from Dell for $188. 7 - 10 days to get here! Hope Dell has a good return policy.

Also found I have Dell dimension 5150 - but I can't find any specs for those onboard raid chips.

They must be close. But probably less risk to wait. My clients are going to scream; but they always are anyway. Feel so necked with out that server. Time to upgrade.
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