Adding addtional hard drives to an existing RAID 5 configuration
Posted on 2007-11-30
I am currently running a racked 5U Dell Power Edge 2600, Windows Server 2003 Standard, with PERC 4/DI RAID Controller.
It is currently setup for RAID 5 with 3 -73 GB HDs. I have 3 unused drive bays and would like to add 3 more HDs.
My question is, if I get 3 -146 GB HDs, would I be able to set them on their own RAID 5 with my current PERC 4/DI RAID Controller or do I have to get 3 more of the 73 GB HD's in order to manage the RAID 5.
The plan is not to replace the existing 3- 73 GB HD's but to add three more with out effecting the current RAID 5, is this possible?