WHS and PCI Sata Card RRS feed

  • Question

  • About a month ago I build a Windows Home Server computer, from

    AMD Sempron 2.2GHz AM2 Processor
    Biostar AM2 Motherboard
    1Gb 800MHz Ram
    4x 500gb Sata2 Hdds

    today I just finished removing files of a ide 500gb hdd and installed that.

    my problem is I have another 500gb sata hdd to go in, but the motherboard only supports 4 sata2 drives, I had purchased a pci sata card last year. The thing about the PCI Sata card is the fact that it is only Sata 1 compatible, and it doesnt work through bios like others do, this has to be installed through software on the OS. I want to know if people think i will have a problem adding a sata hdd this way, as if anything happens to the OS, the onboard drives will be fine, but the pci one wont and may loose data, due to adding hdds, adds to the size of the data pool, and removing hdds have to be done properly.

    Friday, March 20, 2009 2:12 PM


  • As long as you find appropriate drivers for Windows Server 2003 (or in some cases Windows XP, but these may be less reliable) you may be able to perform a server reinstall and integrate the disk during that.
    Since this not always works, the FAQ How to recover data after server failure gives you some guideline for the worst case.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Friday, March 20, 2009 2:31 PM