Does Win2k8 natively handle hot-swapping of a hard drive?
I have an existing server with 2 hard drives in it that are currently setup in a hardware RAID-1 configuration; they are each hot-swappable. I would like to switch them from being hardware to software RAID-1. If Windows Server 2008 were to handle the RAID-1 for these 2 drives, would Windows handle the hot-swapping just like the hardware solution does right now? (No rebooting, no fancy scripts, etc.)
ADDENDUM: The situation is that I've got a Dell PE 2950 with 6 3.5" SAS drives; there are currently 3 RAID-1 volumes managed by the RAID card. I would like to replace the drives in one of those volumes with SSDs. It appears the consensus is that, even for RAID-1, TRIM isn't supported by most RAID cards. So the next thought was, "what if the OS handled the RAID-1? then it could pass TRIM through". Unfortunately, the next obvious question was whether or not the OS could handle the hot-swapping. And, of course, beyond even that is the possibility that the RAID card won't support both SAS and SATA drives at the same time. ...but these are independent questions, only one of which was asked up above.