Hi all, Been a lurker here for a while, and love this forum; helped me many times. I have some questions about Software RAID 5 in Windows Server 2008 R2, and the eventual move of the entire array to a down-rev Windows Server 2003 Datacenter machine. - I have 4 3TB hard disks in a port multiplier eSATA enclosure. On my 'home' Server 2008 R2 machine, all disks were initialized as GPT, then converted to Dynamic, then a RAID5 array was created. Had some initial trouble with disks dropping during the creation, until I enabled SSC on each of the disks, using a 'legacy jumper' on each drive. - Was surprised that even though the disks were "blank", there is still a bit of 'resynching' going on. This was approximately 8 hours ago, and it is now 15% done. I am guessing it should be completed by the weekend, if I'm lucky - LOL. (I have read about long resync times with software RAID, so I am not concerned too much except I have also read at least once that a blank array should not resync at all, until data is copied -- IS THIS NORMAL?) I am guessing this sync is because I attempted to create an array multiple times? - If and once this eventual resync completes, I would like to shut the server down, disconnect and power down the enclosure and pack it up for a move. This enclosure will then be connected to a SATA controller on a second server running Windows Server 2003 Datacenter with SP2. - This enclosure will not be used for OS files, only data. Will the entire RAID5 array be shown in Windows Server 2003 disk manager? (I wish I could simulate this somehow, and I know the ultimate test will be when I hook it up at its new home, but I am wondering if anyone has done a Dynamic Disk/RAID move between machines like this. Thanks to anyone and everyone for your time!