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iomega ix4-200r new drives issue

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We have an iomega StoreCenter ix4-200r that had disks go bad one at a time, so they were replaced over the course of a year with larger drives.  Long story short, the only original working drive was in slot 1, which appears to be the boot drive.  I cloned the drive to new one that was the same as the other three and it boots and works, but says it needs to rebuild.  When it rebuilds it wipes out the drive.  

Any thoughts on how I may be able to re-image this drive or to have the RAID rebuild correctly on the larger drive?  Unit is out of warranty and Lenovo wont help.
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We updated out firmware before updating our drives with WD Red drives all the same firmware and model on the drive and had 2 extra drives onhand. This allowed us the us the newer and larger volume drives.

What raid are you using and did you backup before starting the process?

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Not quite sure why you cloned the drive. If your ix4 orpx4 is configured for raid5 storage, the system would use the parity to rebuild the raid.

This is a normal function of raid. No matter what you do with the data, the system will always rebuild the raid on it.
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It was set to RAID 5 and it said that the drives were all synced. But if I remove drive 1 it wont boot.  I realize that with RAID5 it should rebuild, so I am at a loss why the drive is wiped out and it wont boot from 2.

I think I may have it, but I don't know, we will see after the rebuild.   I put the cloned drive in without the other drives and introduced the others and told it to re-sync and it looks like it finally did without wiping the number 1 drive out. Need to do a reboot and see...
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Replaced all 4 drives with the same model and firmware, looks like the cloned HDD worked.
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