I have an old HP microserver, with 2 individual drives, and one set of 2 set up as a raid 1 drive. Running Winserver 2008 R2.
It’s a very old server now, I just need to backup the necessary parts of the storage and then put it to some other us. Because copying this amount of data over gigabit ethernet will take weeks, I’ve taken out the drives, put them in an external usb 3.1 enclosure and on a W7 client I’ve copied the data over to another drive.
That worked fine for the single drives. But the raid 1 drive reports as an invalid drive. It works fine in the server itself though. I distinctly remember asking online if I could read those raid 1 drives as a single drive in another windows machine, in case of an emergency, and got a positive answer. Being stupid back then I never actually tested it.
So is it possible to connect this (SATA) drive that is one of a pair of Raid 1 to another machine and read it there? What do I need to do to make that work? It would literally save a week in copy time.