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Install new used disk in RAID1, is it ok?

Posted on 2007-11-22
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I have a RAID 1 with a defect disk, planning to swap to another disk. Can this disk be a used disk with data on if I want to hot-swap? Does the first disk overwrite the data on the second disk..
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Hello Handersson75,

Depends on whats doing the RAID if its hardware, if so then simply swap the disk - if you can see the mirror in windows then you need to Break the mirror remove the drive in windows, put the new drive in, initialise it and recreate the mirror :)

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PeteLong
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Additionally if it is hardware RAID then do the swap hot, then there is no chance of the controller mis-interpreting which is the new disk.
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Hi Andy :)
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