I have a Dell Power Edge 2500 that I need to add more disk space. It is running 2000 Server. It has three 36gig disks running raid 5. I have two partition drives. I purchased three more 73gig drives.
I was hoping to add the 73gig drives to the current setup and allocate more space to both partition drives. I would like to keep the 36gig drives and add the 73 to the current array. Can you add different size drives to a raid5 config? If so, How and are there any drawbacks to doing this. I do not have the dell open manage server app loaded, but I have no problem loading that or any other app needed to accomplish this.