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Upgrading drives on a Adaptec 2610SA / Dell Cerc 1.5 / 6Ch Raid card.

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OK, So I have a Dell PE1800 and it has got the CERC (Adaptec 2610SA) Raid card in it.  It has got 2 80GB drives in in a RAID 1.  I am wanting to replace the 2 80GB drives with larger ones.

1. How large of drives can I use? (I know there is alimit on the BIOS/Hardware, just wanting to know what it was.)
2. What would be the best steps in upgrading those drives?
3. Does this card support expanding an array? (Incase I swap the drives out 1 at a time.)

Thanks for your help.
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1) With the latest BIOS firmware update on the RAID controller,  I think that you will not have any limits.

2) backup, update firmware, backup again, and then swap one drive at a time, then expand Volume size. You may  need diskpart or other tools for this.

Other option is to backup via DOS imaging tool ( GHOST ACRONIS etc ), replace both drives and Create new RAID 1, and then do a restore

In both options you have the original disks so you should not be in any real danger.

Also backup RAID Config if possible.

3) Check the RAID controller Docs

I hope this helps !
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Thank you very much,  you have been most helpfull.
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