I've been running on the same CPU/Motherboard combo for about 5 years now, and my mobo is handling my RAID-5 array today. My system's starting to have some issues that is prompting me to look at a new motherboard/CPU. However, I'm assuming that since the RAID volume structure info is stored on my current motherboard, that I would lose that when going to a new motherboard, and that would basically invalidate the RAID array.
Am I correct in this, and if so, is there any way to safely migrate a RAID array to a new controller? I'm even contemplating just getting a separate controller for handling the array, since I've read that motherboard controllers are just not up to the job of handling RAID (at least not very well, compared to a dedicated controller card). However, a separate controller card still has the same migration issue.