I am running a W2k3 Server on a software raid 1 using two old PATA drives. I now want to replace them with two new SATA drives. What's the easiest way to go about this? Since uptime isn't really an issue at this point, I was thinking about breaking the array, installing the new drive, and rebuilding it; then remove the other PATA drive, replace it and rebuild once again. Are there any good reasons (other than it probably taking forever) not to do this?
I know I could also use something like Acronis TrueImage but I don't really feel like shelling out money for this seemingly trivial migration :-)