If I take SATA or SAS drives out of a Dell or HP server and install them in a different machine with a standard SATA or SAS controller will they still be readable? Obviously if they are part of a hardware array they won't but if they are part of a windows software array.
Question has come about because I am told that both Dell and now it appears HP change the firmware in their drives to suit them being mounted in their drive bay caddies. Does that preclude those drives from being read elsewhere?
If so that trashes my idea of having one big backup SATA drive for rapid disaster recovery purposes.