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Dell SCSI Controller PERC 3D/I - Can we add two more HD drives to the server thourgh the SCSI drive?

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We have a Dell server with a Dell SCSI Controller PERC 3D/I - The attached pictures shows the current HD setup. Could we add two more HD drives and then do a RAID1 between them via the SCSI card controller according to what we already have (We have to HD 64GB drives already as the Dell Open Manage shows)?
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are these drives currently part of an array or are you running in SCSI mode?
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by:llarava
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I think so. MS Windows DiskMang shows a single disk (total size of 64GB) with two partitions C: and D: so I bealive this is a RAID1 with 2 partitions, also the partition was done through Dell Open Manage.

Is there any other way I can tell?

Will this be sufficient to add two more drives and configure another RAID1 between them? Or do we need to get any additional hardware?  
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in open manage, under the Perc 3/Di you will see Virtual Disks, screen shot what is there
The Perc 3/Di does support reconfigure of Raid 0 and 1 to Raid 1 by adding additional disks.
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by:llarava
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Well this is a RAID0...

Could you please let me know what have to be done in order to get the new drives installed and configured with the SCSI Perc 3/Di? The current setup can be rebuild, the server is not being used.

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This is Raid 1 and can be re-configured
http://support.dell.com/support/richmedia/searchmedia.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen
 How to reconfigure an array using OpenManage Storage Services
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Sorry in my previous post I ment to say RAID1.

Just to move this back to track.

These are the questions at this point:

Keeping the disks that we already have configured with RAID1 (68 GB already) in the system. A single RAID1 drive with 2 partitions.

1.) could we add two more extra drives, for example 300GB each and configure another RAID1 using the existing hardware which is the SCSI Perc 3/Di card?  

2.) If possible how should the disk be attached to the SCSI Perc 3/Di card? Could the SCSI card manage the current disks and 2 more new drives?


 
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1) Yes you can add the new drives as a new raid 1
2) yes the raid controller can handle the new array with no problems
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How should the disks can be attached to the SCSI card? Can you please provide a link or reference that explain how?



 
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