So I had 3 drives raided on my promise raid card (3 drive striped). I hooked two of the drives up to my siig raid card and left the 3rd disconected. I forgot to rebuild the array though. Whatever was on the drives, the siig card recognized the array (even though there were only two drives, not the original three) and ran a striped raid. I know that it is a bad idea to let a raid controler run a raid that was created by another controler (and have ne idea how it is working with the missing drive). So I formated the array and installed windows and it seems to be running fine. I would just delete the array, recreate it, and reformat just in case, if it were not for one thing. I have had this siig raid card for over a year, and I have never gotten it to work as a boot dirve using these same drives. I have tried everything including bios and driver update. I did update the bios and drivers again (to a newly downloaded copy of the same version). I have no idea if the previous drivers/bios were courpt, if there was a hardware conflict that is no longer present, or if the array created by the promise card fixed the problem, but so far, it seems to boot and work fine?
Can I trust this array? Is there any way to test it?