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Uninstalling a mirrored drive

Last response: in Storage
April 25, 2011 5:54:58 PM


I have two 640Gbs drivers mirrored (array) on W7.
I am planning to uninstall the second drive (mirrored) and store it, so I can have it in case the original fails.
My question is if in this case the mirrored drive will load properly without the original drive?

Thank you.
a c 116 G Storage
April 25, 2011 8:27:02 PM

If these disks are in RAID 1, you cannot simply remove one disk and expect the array to work. RAID will not work with just one disk. Consider making a backup onto a separate disk (in an external enclosure) and then storing that in a separate location.

I use two 1 TB disks in a RAID 1 array for data files in my computer, and then make regular backups onto another 1 TB external hard disk.