Server Failed. Need data.

I have a Dell Power Edge SC1420 Server that won’t boot.  It has a processor or motherboard issue.  From what I understand the controller in the server is PCI-X and finding a computer with that interface is hard.  The two drives are in a raid1 set.  

Here are some of the original specs:

ASSEMBLY, CABLE, HARD DRIVE, SCSI (SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS INTERFACE), 4 DROP, TRANSFORMER METROPLEX DESKTOP

CARD (CIRCUIT), CONTROLLER, PERC320, REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INTEGRATED/ INEXPENSIVE DRIVES/DISKS, PRECISION WORKSTATION

CARD (CIRCUIT), CONTROLLER, U320, SCSI (SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS INTERFACE), PWS/PWREDG

Hard Drive, 36GB, S, U320, 10K, 68PSeagate

Is it possible that I can place one of these drives on a new controller, place it in a workstation and access the data?


Thank you
howmad2Asked:
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rindiCommented:
Often PCI-X cards will also work in normal PCI slots, so you can try just using the card from your server in a normal PC.

But anyway, why don't you just get the data from your backups?
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howmad2Author Commented:
The only available backup is Veritas Backup Exec that is running successfully to a USB drive.  It may be version 9.1.  If creates several bkf files each day.  I have copy of Seagate Backup Exec 10 loaded on an XP workstation.  I hope Seagates v10 will read Veritas v9.1 files?
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howmad2Author Commented:
Isn't the PCIX card so much longer than the Normal  PCI slots?
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rindiCommented:
It is longer, but they also fit into normal PCI slots, and many such cards, including some adaptec RAID controllers will also work in PCI slots. You just don't get the same throughput.

You'll have to check with the backup. If the seagate version doesn't work just install the Veritas version to some other server or PC.
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