I run a system configured with 2 120GB Seagate SATA
drives and these are setup in a bootable, RAID1 configuration on drive C. Another 160GB IDE drive also has WinXP-Home,, drive F, but I (generally) don't boot off this drive. I want two independently bootable drives with the OS, if possible.
1. Is this configuration safe or does the OS get 'confused' between the OS/boot components on the two drives? I have ran this way before, but I've had problems (which may be unrelated). I am little concerned that my WinXP-Home OS is on two separate drives as WinXP-Home generally doesn't support dual boot configurations. To create the dual-boot system, I disconnect the IDE drive (already has WinXP-Home) & install WinXP on my SATA-RAID1 drive & boot off RAID1
2. I have had problems recently, with NTFS.sys being corrupted on RAID1 array, which forced reformat of RAID1 drives. RAID1 redundancy didn't help as I had to format. MS Knowledgebase article suggests this could happen. So RAID1 has redundancy provided there is a physical drive failure, but not so well if the SW/OS fails? Comments?