A couple of RAID questions. I think I know the answers, but just wanted to double-check since I am about to play will several years worth of personal data.
Do I understand correctly that:
If I have a RAID-1 (mirror) setup, then I cannot use individual disks on their own, as standalone drives. In other words I cannot stick RAID'd disk into an USB enclosure and expect the OS to recognize it?
If I have a RAID setup, I cannot expect a RAID controller of one manufacturer to recognize disks that were set up with a controller of another?
Both questions basically boil down to this - if the format of individual RAID-1 disks is somehow standardized, and how a RAID-specific control data is stored on a disk (if any).