I'm thinking of setting up a backup server on our small office network, using an 80GB IDE master hard drive for the OS, and two SATA 250GB hard drives that I was planning on setting up as RAID 1. The backup server is going to pull the main documents folder from our document server live, and create a realtime mirror on the SATA drive. My question is this, if I setup the 2nd SATA drive in a remove drive case/bay, and pull it out at the end of the day to take home, and then re-insert each morning is this going to cause any issues with the RAID, essentially hot swapping out and then in? It will be plugged into a NF4 motherboard, which I've read do support hot swap, I'm more concerned with the mirror being corrupted. I haven't worked with SATA Raid before, so excuse me if this is a stupid question. Thanks for your help
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You have to buy a removable hot swappable drive bay. If your server is running, an drive fail message will alert when removed, and will prompt to replace, but it will continue to run.