I've got a hardware RAID1 of two Hitachi 15K drives here, forming the array with an Adaptec controller. Let's assume one disk dies and I'd like adopt SSDs. I would then replace the dead drive with a 90GB SSD, accepting that I waste ~20GB.
Is it okay to mix platters with a SSD in a hardware RAID1?
After the drives have re-synced, I could also replace the remaining 15K drive with SSD and theoretically the older SSD wouldn't have to "wait" for the disk anyore and the overall performance would explode to SSD specs.
That would be an elegant way to migrate my working system partition to SSDs. But would the HW RAID1 survive the temporary mixed hardware? Is the underlying hardware really transparent? Further, SSDs usually are SATA2, while my 15Ks are SAS, is that the catch?