I have an Adaptec RAID 5 configuration with the following:
1 36GB Drive
3 18GB Drives
1 9GB Drive
No Hot Spare
Adaptec 2100S Controller
Windows 2003 Server
One of the 18GB drives is giving me level 3 errors and last week I momentarily lost 18GB of total drive space.
I would like to simply replace the failing drive but am apprehensive about consequences.
Do I have to replace the drive with an exact match? Can I replace it with a larger drive? Will this replacement have any impact on the RAID or the server in general.