Dell Poweredge 800 RAID Question
Posted on 2008-10-29
Dell PE 800 Server has a drive down in the array (running RAID 0) only two drives.
Ordered 2x72 GB 16k 80 Pin U320 Drives from Dell and should be here within a few days.
The failing drive(s) is 36 GB drive
I want to rebuild the array first with the other 36GB drive populated but then later want to replace the older 36gb with the new 72gb, so I will have a 2xdrive =72gb array running RAID 0.
I know I can just throw in one drive and the aray will rebuild. I also know the RAID card will only use 36gb of the new 72GB drive.
My question is:
After I have rebuilt the array and the replaced 72gb drive is online, I want to throw inthe other 72gb drive, replacing the 36gb (I'm repeating here to be super clear)... once I do this, and the array attempts to rebuild, will it rebuild as 36GB or 72GB? Are there any steps I will have to do or will the array rebuild automatically? (settings are set to "rebuild automatically")