Moving Drives from one controller to another? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    The purpose of this post is to ask a question about Drive Extender in WHS and controllers.  

    My SATA Boot Drive and 3 1-Terabyte SATA drives run off an Intel SATA Controller and I have 3 more 1-Terabyte drives running off a Marvell Controller. I would like to install a Supermicro 8-Port SAS/SATA Card - (AOC-SASLP-MV8) in my system and move all drives except the boot drive to it.

    Is this is as simple as installing the card, rebooting, installing the drivers, rebooting, moving the drives to the new card, and rebooting again?


    WHS_retail version
    Friday, December 11, 2009 2:11 AM

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  • Hi,
    as long as the controller does not change the disk ID presented to the OS, you should have no problem.
    (Besides the obvious problem, that a server reinstall on a system with drives connected to native SATA controllers not in IDE mode will be an adventurous task.)
    Best greetings from Germany

    Friday, December 11, 2009 8:53 AM