Need advice replacing broken RAID drive
I have a computer which is set up in a RAID 1 configuration (mirrored).
The master drive is fine, but the Intel RAID software says that the recovery drive is dead.
I plan on buying a new new drive that is the same size as the master drive.
I assume that I should
1. Pull the dead drive
2. Boot the computer on the master drive to make sure that I pulled the correct drive (probably not labelled - not set up by me)
3. Back up the precious data on the master drive (backup runs nightly - but will get a fresh one just in case).
4. Clone the disk (has propriety software on it that I cannot install myself if I make a mistake)
5. Install the new recovery drive
This is where I need some help.
The master drive is partitioned into 4 parts.
Will I have to partition the new drive to match the existing drive?
Or will the Intel RAID software be smart enough to mirror the whole master drive and make the recovery drive match?
Any insight or suggestions are welcomed.