Can a hard drive from a RAID 1 array be installed in a non-raid machine?
Posted on 2005-05-10
Basically, can I take a drive that has been mirrored to out of an array and plug it directly into a IDE slot (we're using IDE RAID) on a non-raid system? It seems possible, theoretically, but I know things don't always work out like that. I don't know if the drive has to be initialized or what. The reason I ask is for disaster recovery purposes. This is part of a hard drive backup system in which we rotate between three hard drives, two of which are in the machine at any given time. The idea being that, if a fire wiped out the machine, the hard drive that is off site could be used to recover, once again, theoretically. I'd like to know if there's a problem with my logic without actually trying it out. Thanks!