Taking unnecessary risk with important data

I was getting to try VMWare ESXi for a while now, but somehow didn’t have the necessary hardware, NIC being the biggest trouble. So I went and bought a brand new Intel network adapter and put it in my primary desktop along with an empty HDD for testing.

I wanted to disconnect my primary drives, just in case… that would be in accordance with me being a coward. However, I was afraid of something else, too. I have Intel Matrix RAID set up (very neat thing), which is software raid. I don’t really trust this controller to pick up the RAID setting after reconnecting my drives. So I figured, I will just have to be careful choosing the right drive to erase.

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