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Help with Raid 1 Retrofit Solution for PowerEdge SC1430

System: PowerEdge SC1430 two dual core Xeon 5130s running MS SBS 2003 R2 SP2, 2 SATA 160GB HDs, RD1000 Internal SATA Drive.

Systems was ordered with no RAID options. No onboard RAID, no Controller Card.   I would like to implement RAID 1 mirroring on this box.  I understand my choices are:  Software RAID, PERC5i, or SAS5iR.  I want to advoid total system rebuild if possible.  Right now 1st drive has two partitions C and D.  The second drive is totally unused.  The 1st drive is Ghosted to RD1000 on regular basis.

Seeking recommendations on which RAID soultion is preferable.  Which solution can be implemented without total rebuild.

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