Mirror Disk to single disk

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My desktop PC has fallen over. Is it possible to use one of its pair of RAIDed mirrored disks as an additional disk in an other desktop system?

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The short answer is: if the target machine have the HDD interface (SCSI, PATA or SATA), yes.

Once you say that the RAID where the disk was a member has failed, you should investigate the reason for that. Re conducting this disk in another machine without knowing if it is in “good shape” will probably cause you more problems…

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  • TopEndOfOz
    Thanks Saturno, that should work as the problem is the motherboard. As I don't want to replace the desktop,computer (my laptop is actually more functional), it's just a question of getting the data off the RAID disk onto another machine (actually a newish HTPC) with plenty of spare HDD space. The RAID disks were configured as D: for data. Programs etc. are on C: Will report back with result of file transfer. Thanks again
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    As promised - I'll report back. Most of the files transferred ok to the HTPC HDD and also to a network drive. At one stage, while copying CD-archive files, I suspect some Logitech stuff, Windows chucked a major wobbly, complaining about damaged and/or incorrectly referenced files. For the next 20 minutes or so some DOS reports flew up about doing this and that to umpteen files. Some mp3 files copied but Windows Media Player doesn't recognise the file format - never mind, I have the original CDs and can therefore rip them once again. Other files - only time will tell. I still have the other mirror HDD which has not been touched as yet therefore it may help in any restoration if need be. Thanks again for your helpful advice
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