So, I "broke" the RAID relationship in the RAID setup hoping that the controller card would simply treat the two drives as seperate disks and act as a regular IDE controller card would. It did not.
Windows now recognizes one of the disks as normal and healthy and the other one it "sees", but calls it a dynamic disk (as opposed to a simple or static disk, or something like that) and it shows it as at risk. From the disk management screen, the right-click option to "Convert drive to static" is disabled/greyed out. The disk is not active and I do have the option to reactivate the disk but I hesitate to reactivate it as a dynamic drive. The disk is not mounted and has no drive letter assigned.
Does anyone have any experience along this line? I'd like to recognize both drives as seperate disks and use them as such in Windows XP.