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Adaptec SATA Raid Advice?

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Hi,

I have a question regarding Adaptec raid controllers.

I plan on getting a simpler Adaptec SATA RAID controller and building
a Raid 1 mirror with two drives.

Is it likely that latter on I could upgrade the adaptec to a better controller
and simply plug the new one in and it could read all the disks and retain the data?

Or will I have to start again?

Additionally assuming I have a RAID 1 mirror with two drives can I add drives two drives to it and turn it into a RAID 10 without having to loose the data ? Or would I need to start again.

When I say loose the data - I mean destroying the RAID set and having to reformat the drives with the Adaptec utility software.

The old raid card would be a an Adaptec RAID 3405

Thanks,

Ward.
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To migrate from a RAID-1 to a RAID-10 without any data loss requires a feature called " RAID Level Migration"  ==>  the 3405 DOES support this, so you can do it with no problem.

... and yes, you can use the disks with most higher-end Adaptec cards, although I'd confirm that for any specific card you may plan to upgrade to when the time comes.
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