Hi I have a failed drive on a server running intel matrix raid array RAID1, I can't get the same model drive anymore to replace the missing one as it is 5 years old. Can I use a regular type workstation drive that is readily available or should I really only use some raid enabled hard drive like the RE4 series from western digital? Thanks.
The reason I am asking is that there is a longer order lead time on the raid enabled drive that I would be looking to use. In this case if I did use a regular workstation hard drive it would be a mixed pair since the old drive that is currently working is indeed a raid enabled enterprise drive.