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Mac Pro - Frustrated with Mac Pro with RAID card

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Knowing BC can run windows, I decided to buy my 1st MAC pro with Raid card on it (Dell, no more!). Turned out the windows xp sp2 CD did not recognize the hard drive. I hate apple did not warn RAID card not compatible with BC and regret about it.

I crawled whole afternoon to get the solution from this group, but to no vain. I did came across some solution but don't really get the idea.

Being a PC idiot for years, would apple users help on this?

I've tried:
1. Pull out the raid card. (turned out no HD detected)
2. Raid card with 1 HD (I have 2 HD installed) and run BC, make the partition, windows still can't detect the HD.

If I add a new HD to the drivebay3, would it bypass RAID card and directly connect to the mainboard, so that windows can detect the drive?

Mac Pro 8 core Mac OS X (10.5) Raid Card installed (A $999 mistake)
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Why not run Parralels or VM Ware Fusion? Then you don't have to worry about BC. Less expensive than a new HDD.

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Good point, wilcon.

But VM could not take the full advantage of hardware though, it seems that's the solution to me now.

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