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Can I replace a TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 for supported hot swappable drives

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Company was sold a server without any information or documentation.  I found out that when this server was bought from lenovo it was bought without hard drives installed.  The consultant from whom this company bought this computer did an after market install with one TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 .   According to what I have read about this server  ThinkServer by Lenovo TS440 it supports hot swappable drives.  I believe it may also have a raid controller, but not sure.  My question copy is can i copy the information from the current drive to  a supported hot swappable drive?  Also if I find that the controller does support raid, should I go ahead and purchase the necessary drives to support RAid 5?
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There are many products around you can use to clone your system from one disk to another. OpenSource and very good is CloneZilla, but it only works easily if your destination disk is at least as large as the original. Otherwise you will need commercial products and those are generally pretty expensive. Good are Paragon's products.

http://clonezilla.org

Servers normally have RAID controllers, particularly if they have hot-swappable disk bays. But make sure it is a real hardware RAID controller and not just a fakeRAID controller like those you get on most consumer mainboards. Only get enterprise class disks, others won't work properly in RAID setups. Also don't use RAID 5. It is an outdated RAID form, and unreliable. Much better would be RAID 6, RAID 1, or RAID 10. Of course you MUST use RAID in a server, but not RAID 5.
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