I now have 2 failed external hard drives that won't mount. They are well past warranty. Opening one reveals two 3.5" HDDs...connected to the controller via SATA. (haven't opened other one so not sure about its connectors).
What I'd like to discover is if the power supply or controller have failed in which case I'd assume I could replace them?!? Or if one of the disks has failed in which case I could reformat the working disk to use as a spare perhaps in a separate enclosure.
I don't have much experience with RAID controllers so I'm wondering if anyone knows what would happen if I were to take the two HDDs from one failed enclosure and put them in a new RAID ready enclosure? Would they "automatically" just work? I assume they're RAID 0 unless manufacturers have some proprietary approach - One drive is from Fantom and the other from LaCie.
Any thoughts? Hate to throw 4 HDDs away...of which at least 2 must still be salvageable in some way...even if the data is not.