I have a consumer ASUS motherboard which has support for raid, and I have four hard drives plugged in in a RAID 10 array.
What happens when my motherboard dies? Or the CMOS is reset? Or I (or somebody else) manually removes the disks from the computer?
Is all my data gone at that point?
Is there any way at all to move the hard drives over to new hardware without losing all my data?
Would I have had the same issue if I was instead using Windows 7's "dynamic disks"? What about if I was using a dedicated enterprise grade RAID card?