This isn't a fix-me-yesterday question, but a don'**** next year question.
Assume that I'm running Mobo X, with an IDE boot drive containing the OS attached to Primary IDE and a 4 to 8 channel PCI RAID card running a big RAID 5 storage array. Along comes Mobo Y, which will clean my dishes, iron my clothes, improve my sex life, et al. Can I pull the RAID card and put it in Mobo Y (assuming proper RAID driver installation, and boot/OS on Primary IDE) and expect it to read the array as if nothing happened?
After reading the sound card comparison article, my credit card started twitching in my wallet, just asking me to buy the TerraTec card so that I can digi-save my LP collection. My goal is to ensure that the data I create on HDD can be moved from mobo to mobo as I upgrade. Generating multi-GB of information that I'd have to backup before swapping mobos just seems to miss the point of archival storage.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.