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I am looking to move RAID5 array with 5 hard drives from IBM servers X3650 with serveraid into a new IBM server. The new server is the same but raid firmware may be different. Do I need to have the same firmware version on both raid cards before moving 5 hard drives?

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It's advisable to have the same or later version of firmware to ensure it is compatible with the disk metadata. Since they are LSI controllers you would have to import the foreign disks when you transferred them.

If you're just transferring them to re-use and don't want the data then the firmware wouldn't matter of course.
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Please please please backup before you attempt this.

It maybe safer to backup on the old system. Transfer disks to new system - reinitialise and restore backup
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