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Dear Allen and Benedict.

I am working on a home NAS and wish to setup my system with a stripe of mirrors.

The config would be a stripe across two sets of mirrored drives.   My motherboard has only four sata ports at 3.0 gbs.  I have an old sata pci e controller however it is runs at 1.5 gbs.

I like the idea of using the 'zpool replace' command while all drives are online to upgrade from 500 GB to 1TB drivers.  

I thought that on a previous episode, it was said that drives are not bound to the sata port they are initially connected to.  Is it possible to use the slower controller only for drive replacement. Once the the new drive is has the data of the drive its replacing, the be drive can be connected to the faster port abd the old drive removed. 
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