I have an HP Microserver Gen8 which is failing to boot. It has an SSD boot drive (WIndows 10) and 4 SATA drives in the standard bays at the front.
I've got hold of an identical Microserver Gen8 and what I'd like to do is move all the drives across to this server which works fine. I've attached the SSD drive but haven't put in the SATA disks as yet. I've checked the BIOS and it can see the SSD drive, so that looks good.
The issue I have now is that the Gen8 server has a built-in RAID controller (Dynamic HP Smart Array B120i RAID support) and I'm pretty sure when I originally set it up, I didn't setup any RAID at the hardware level, so they were just a bunch of disks. In Windows 10, I used storage spaces with parity for software RAID.
So, my question is - can I put the SATA disks in the drive bays and boot up and it will see the drives / Windows Storage Space as normal or do I have to do anything in the HP provisioning beforehand? I remember that original server that fails to boot also uses the same B120i RAID controller).
I don't have a backup of the data that's on there and I can download it all again, but there's a lot of it (6TB), so I want to avoid having to do that.