New motherboard comes in tomorrow, it's an ASUS Z87-Pro, and given the HDD scares I've had recently, I've decided to use a few new drives in conjunction with the old ones in two RAID 1 arrays. (yes, I do keep backups both on and off-site)
Since I'm taking the system rebuild as an opportunity to install Windows 8 from scratch, I'd like to keep the current C drive hooked up on the existing mobo and use the new matching drive (same size/RPM/manufacturer/etc.) to build the first array, but I'd like to do so without attaching the current drive; take my time setting up Windows and authorizing all our software (stupid Adobe/Apple applications!) before wiping the current drive and adding it into the array.
Closest answer I've found is here, where the first answer doesn't really definitively say you can't do this, but that it probably isn't possible; the second answer points out that it's easy to do via the Linux RAID tools (how I wish this was going to run Linux).
Other than buying (finding?) another drive of similar or larger size and temporarily using that as the second drive in the array, is there any way on the new Z87 chipset with Intel's RST system in which I can do this? I'll pull out another drive for the first array if that's what it comes down to, but I don't have any spare 2TB drives to do this with when I build the data RAID array.