I plan to have 2 identical SATA drives attached via SATA configured in a 2-way mirror Windows storage space created in Windows 8.1 or later.
If I were to unplug those drives later, put them in a single multi-drive USB / eSATA external enclosure OR in 2 USB external enclosures and then reconnect them to:
- The same computer (via USB3 / eSATA)
Another computer running Windows 8.1 or later (via USB3 / eSATA)
Will the storage space be automatically recognized in both cases (connectivity will be different - drives are no longer directly connected to SATA controller on the mainboard)? Or will it be recognized only on the original computer?
Does encrypting the storage space with BitLocker affect this in any way?
Explanation: Basically, for now i have a desktop, so it makes sense to have 2 drives connected directly to mainboard using SATA. However, in the future I plan to use a laptop. So instead of buying a new set of external hard drives and copying the data, I would like to simply unplug the 2 existing hard drives configured as a storage space from my Desktop computer, put them in a USB3 enclosure and connect them through USB3 to my laptop computer.