What you will need:
- A server with one or more RAID-1 arrays.
- Enough RAM to run without a swap area.
- Quick-release drive carriers, preferrably including one spare.
- Enough new drives, preferrably identical, to replace the little ones.
- Another computer with at least two SATA ports.
- A USB stick with System Rescue CD installed.
- The usual tools, spare parts &c.