I am using Dell Servers with Perc 5i controllers. This is a windows environment. I have had another Raid 5 failure (two drives failed simultaneously) and am thinking of switching to Raid 1 (mirroring). What I was wondering was if this virtual drive (2 mirrored 1 TB HDs) will be formatted NTFS. If the raid fails for some reason (one drive failure) will I be able to take the failed drive out of the backplane and read it's contents on another computer. Or even if I shut the computer down, remove 1 of the mirrored HDs, can I put this HD into an esata drive bay and read it's contents? Thanks.