I've got an older machine (HP DL180 G6) using an HP SmartArray controller (model P410) with 12 drives connected to it. I was not all that interested in the controller's functions, as I wanted to set up a ZFS array, but I found out too late the controller had no passthrough mode.
As a workaround, I created 12 logical "RAID 0" volumes - one for each drive. This setup has worked well for about 3 years now.
The controller has started to show signs of failure, so I want to take this opportunity to move to a plain old SATA HBA now that the funds are available.
After swapping out the the controller for the HBA, will I need to take other steps to have my drives readable, or will it "just work"? (In other words: Did the SmartArray do anything to the data structures that would render the data unreadable to something else?)