I have a HP8300 CMT that I want to add RAID 1 (Mirror Drives) to an already running compter that has a 500GB drive. I have ordered a matching drive. Do I have to enable RAID in Setup (BIOS SATA Emulation) before using Intel Rapid Storage Manager from Windows? Can I avoid doing a full OS Install and just have the new disk come online as a mirrored copy?
I have read the manuals available online and it isn't clear if the BIOs Setup for RAID is required or if it is an option to the Intel Software.