I have a sbs2003 that has been showing Predictive Disk Failure messages in the Event Logs since at least December. (I just got the job). It has 8 bays, 5 of which are used. The 146gb C drive and the other 4 drives are 1 logical drive (557 gb or so). I would like to insert a new drive into one of the open bays and clone the C drive (before it dies), then shut down the server, replace the failing C drive with the cloned drive and restart. Will this work?
My unknown is what the system will do when I insert the new drive (they are hotswap drives). Will it let me just use it as a stand alone and clone it or will it want me to attach it to the existing Raid?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.