Hard drive/RAID options for my Dell Poweredge 2600
Posted on 2006-05-25
I have a Dell Poweredge 2600 with a 1x6 backplane. We currently have two RAID 1 mirrors each 72GB taking 4 of the 6 disks. The RAID controller is a Perc 4/Di. For a short term storage solution to add additional space I would like to know if we could fill up the remaining 2 disk slots with 146GB drives and create a 3rd mirror? I know this is a very inefficient use of space, however this is only temporary until a we get a new file server which will be properly configured with RAID 5. What I'm getting at here is I want to make sure this server's hardware can support 3 mirrors and making sure that I can in deed use all 6 slots for active drives or is the 6th slot only good for a hot spare??