I have a system with 2 power supplies and 12 hard drives - 8 of which are on my Highpoint RocketRAID 2320 controller (4 are in RAID0 for backup) and the other 4 are split across 2 controllers on my mainboard. I'm trying to do some restructuring to build a better RAID and reduce the number of drives by replacing the < 1TB drives with 2-3TB drives. The problem is I'm having a tough time determining where each drive is physically located. Currently the best method I have is to unplug one drive, boot up and wait 7 minutes until my system is "usable". This process naturally takes forever and is rather frustrating.
Does anyone have any tips/tricks to speed this process up?
btw this is a Windows 7 64-bit system.