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Replacing a Broken Drive in a Raid 1 Mirroring setup.

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Hi,

   XP would no longer boot from the RAID mirror within which it was installed and had worked for several years. After running disk checks and boot fix still no boot, therefore suspected a hard error and in the process of elimination disconnected a drive from the RAID Mirror setup, now XP boots successfully from the other drive in the RAID array.

 I would now like to replace the failing drive, can I use any SATA drive of the same capacity or does it need to be of the same model and/or speed.

Thank You,

    ChrisColeman.
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Using a different model drive is not recommended but it will work.  The RAID will default to the slower of the two drives.
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