Mount SAS disks on another server

Armitage318
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Hi,
I have a server HPE ProLiant ML350 G6 with a power issue. For the best I know, disks are fine (2 x SAS drive, RAID1). OS is Windows Server 2008 R2.
I would like to access data, just to extract some backup
In your opinion, is it possible to extract one of these disks, and insert into another server (I have an old PowerEdge 2950)?
Thank you
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Yes, you would need to have a Sas HBA non raid. The cross vendor you may have an issue if you try to connect it as a single disk raid 1 since I do not believe the perc raid controller can import the config from the drive to setup the volume.
To the sas hba, you shoukd able ..

Power issue, usually there are two power supplies, what kind of power issues?

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I don't know if it is a power supplies issue, or a motherboard issue.
Controller is Perc 6i.. is it good for my purpose?
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It is not a question of the controler, you are trying to import a SAS raid member from an HP system that uses other RAID controllers than the perc. The raid configuration is on the HD. but I do not think the perc 6I can read it to load. it is risky to try and get the RAID controller to load this one drive as a single member RAID 1 MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT INIITALIZE IF YOU TRY, AN INITIALIZATION WILL WIPE THE DATA.

I think the perc 6i is not a suitable..

You need a SAS HBA meaning straight non RAID contorller to which to connect
or https://www.amazon.com/Goliton-SFF-8482-Connected-Motherboard-Adapter/dp/B01874KQP4/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=sas+to+usb+adapter&qid=1576252950&sr=8-6
A way to connect a SAS device to a sata port.

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very accurate

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