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Disabling 8400 RAID to get 2 drives from 2 drives?

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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 1:46:14 PM

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Assuming it is true that one can disable RAID in the system BIOS to
get two separately addressable drives, is it also necessary to blow
away the pre-installed OS? (Dell's on-line ordering system will not
configure two drives w/o RAID.)
--David
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 5:35:49 PM

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Yes, it would be
"David Ellis" <scribblemonger@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Assuming it is true that one can disable RAID in the system BIOS to
> get two separately addressable drives, is it also necessary to blow
> away the pre-installed OS? (Dell's on-line ordering system will not
> configure two drives w/o RAID.)
> --David
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 10:29:31 PM

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It is possible to disable without reinstalling. The simplest way is to
order a RAID1 (redundancy) configuration. You can easily break the
mirror, and set up the second drive independently without losing data.

It's harder to do the job with a RAID0 array - that would most likely
require a full system rebuild.





David Ellis wrote:
> Assuming it is true that one can disable RAID in the system BIOS to
> get two separately addressable drives, is it also necessary to blow
> away the pre-installed OS? (Dell's on-line ordering system will not
> configure two drives w/o RAID.)
> --David
Anonymous
January 12, 2005 12:34:07 AM

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yes ,you can order from dell to seperate hard drives not configured in RAID.
i ordered online ,custimized it online. look closely where you choose the
hard drives,they have them with out the Raid configuration"David Ellis"
<scribblemonger@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:guu2u0d73k8ej6vsi8rq5u8dgq6dp1j22i@4ax.com...
> Assuming it is true that one can disable RAID in the system BIOS to
> get two separately addressable drives, is it also necessary to blow
> away the pre-installed OS? (Dell's on-line ordering system will not
> configure two drives w/o RAID.)
> --David
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