Add 3rd Sata Drive to Rain 0 Configuration

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi All

I have a customer who would like to add a 3rd Sata Drive as a stand alone Drive to a server currently with a rain 0 config.

Firstly is this even possible?

When i put in the new 3rd hard drive it doesnt show in the computer management, i can see the drive in the raid setup but i am not sure what to do or even if there is anything that can be done.

Windows 2003 x64 all service packs if that helps any.
Question by:TQS1853
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    Accepted Solution

    You cannot add a third hdd to a RAID 0. You can reconfigure the RAID to RAID 1 though if your RAID Controller supports - but that would mean destroying existing RAID 0 (and losing all data) and configuring RAID 1.

    You could setup the third HDD as a Simple Volume in your RAID Controller, after which it should show up in computer management. But be aware, this HDD isnt in any RAID config, its just configured as a simple volume.(no redundancy for data on this drive)


    Author Comment

    Thats great thanks for confirming that.

    Not quite sure how i get to be a simple volume, that is what we wanted from the start. Any clue how i can achive getting the disk to show up as simple volume? bios? raid config menu?


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