I have an HP Proliant ML150 G3 server with a SmartArray E200 RAID controller. I had 4 drives already installed (#1 below) into a RAID5 logical drive, and recently added 2 more drives (#2). I want to create a SECOND logical drive with these disks, but whether I use the Windows HP Array Config Utility or the F8 utility at boot-up, I only see my 4 existing drives. The other drives are just not listed.
I'm guessing I may need a firmware update, but I'm not sure what I need. I believe I'm on the right page at HP to find the right drivers / firmware (#3), but I'm not sure what to get. I'm thinking I should get the "** CRITICAL ** Online ROM Flash Component for Windows - Smart Array E200 and E200i " under "Firmware - Storage Controller" but would like some confirmation on that.
I'd appreciate any direction. Thanks!
Links and notes
#1 EXISTING DRIVES: 4 X 160 GB SATA
#2 NEW DRIVES: 2 X 500 GB SATA: http://www.provantage.com/hewlett-packard-hp-395473-b21~7CMPT0R0.htm
#3 HP DRIVERS FOR CARD: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3182562&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157688&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005