I have a Dell Poweredge 2500 server. There are 3 disks in a RAID 5 array. The server motherboard failed.
I have another Poweredge 2500 server that one of my clients gave to me. The server runs fine. I used it for testing purposes. There are three drives on this server in a RAID 5 array.
My question is: Can I move the drives from the failed server to the new server? I am pretty sure that the controllers are the same. However, I believe the hard drives are different sizes. I have never done this before and I would like to do this to speed up the process of getting the server back up and running with minimal downtime.
If all else fails, I could just move the motherboard from one server to the other. However, if the motherboard is dead, there could be other problems with the failed system.