PowerEdge 1950 Perc5/i Raid Increasing HD Capacity
Posted on 2011-10-07
We have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server with Perc 5/i RAID controller running Windows 2008. Our box has two Hard disk 146GB each. We want to upgrade the size of the HD to 1TB each.
From the other posts I understand that first I need to break the raid, put new HD in the new slot, use a third party software to make a clone of the HD (EaseUS Advanced Server Backup) and then remove the first HD and replace it with the cloned bigger HD.
My question is that, after I take take out 2nd HD from the slot and put the new one, the system is not recognizing the new HD? How I can make the system recognize it? Shall I create a new volume disk first? I am a new bee, if you could let me know detailed process it will be great.