I'm moving from Oz to NZ soon and am considering selling my WHS PC before I come back, to avoid having to ship it home. I'd like to keep the drives however. If I were to remove the drives from my WHS would the data remain intact and extractable?
I'm not 100% sure I'll continue with WHS when I come home, I may just go with a standalone NAS as all I need is file sharing and duplication, I don't run any Windows PCs anymore so those features are redundant for me.
Therefore when I get back to NZ I'd like to be able to get a SATA Dock and extract the data from the existing folders on them. Will this be possible? Will I be able to see a folder tree? Or would I need to install the drives in a WHS PC to be able to read the content of the datastore?
I'll be retiring the drives once I extract the data so basically I need to be able to read the content (preferably just via a SATA dock) and copy the data to some newer external hard drives for storage while I source a new NAS and some new drives. It would clearly be preferable if I could get the external drives before I leave Oz and just copy the content directly from the WHS to the drives but I'm not sure I can stretch the budget to getting the external drives before I leave, so I may just need to come straight home with the WHS drives themselves.
Is this possible?