This is a huge question that is being divided into multiple questions because it is worth more that 500 points
I have purchased a Dell 2600 ... it currently has three 146gig HD and a Raid 5 Controller with hot swappable HD's.
I have actually 5 more drive bays ... 3 right below and two where a tape backup can go as well, but this unit is
setup for 2 HD's already.
I have setup Raid 5 on a similiar maching before but using only 3 HD's ...
My question is can I have the next 3 setup separately so there is actually two separate Raid 5 setups
that they work independently on their own 3 HD's ?
Then what about the other 2 in the backup bay ? Can these also be setup with 2 drives ?
Will this be dependent upon a hardware piece and if so how do I tell if it is possible with what I