Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 8:15 PM (in response to dermotmcirish)
No, you can't.
The RAID 5 option in the PowerPC-based XServes uses a PCI-X card. The Intel XServes use a different card, so you can't transfer the disks directly.
You'll need to backup the data, or transfer it to the other XServe over the network.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to Camelot)
Thanks for the reply, what about using an older Power PC Xserve or Mac Pro with a RAID card? Say a 2003? Unfortunately I can't keep the server up long enough to do anything with the data, any ideas would be most appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to dermotmcirish)
Unfortunately, it's not a matter of PowerPC vs. Intel, it's a matter of the RAID card that's managing the array. I've never seen anyone move an entire array intact from one controller to a different one.
Your options really hinge around getting the XServe up. It might be better focussing on the power supply - replacements are still available from Apple.