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You have a chance if connect drives to different mainboard with ICH 8R/9R/10R SB, to same SATA port numbers and at least same year MB BIOS & RAID drivers as your mainboard had. RAID BIOSes usually are smart enough to find array configuration on HDDs itself (it stored on hidden part in start of every disk), but size and format of configuration storage is unique in every manufacturer and even every generation of hardware & software from same manufacturer. So hardware and BIOS/drivers must be the same or closest relatives.
Thank you for your answer.
Do you know how I can find a list of motherboards that have ICH 8R/9R/10R SB? In all the stores I looked in, most motherboards are just noted as "supports RAID5". I know I am looking for an Intel south bridge, but I cannot seem to find a full list.
Thanks again for your time.
Unfortunately, there is no such list known for me. Even same MB model may have 'revisions' with different chips on it. Best way is to read out product number/code on MB box and then do search on MB manufacturer website for product datasheet document, in that document actual southbridge chip will be noted. There is an article in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets where you can look with which chipsets which southbridges was usually paired, this will save some time in searching for candidate MB models in shop.