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I have an old IBM server with 12 hard drive bays, 4 of which are used (SAS 72GB drives), and configured in a RAID 1 array. The server will be sent away for repairs, when it comes back, do I need to reassemble the drives in the same bays they were taken out?

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I found out that some SCSI Controllers will remember the configuration for the removed drives and set the drives up correctly. Check with your server manufacturer to be certain. –  Dai Bok Apr 17 '12 at 12:49
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Yes. Please try to keep the drives in the same positions. Label them before you send the server away.

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