Intel Raid 5 Question
Posted on 2012-03-13
We have an Intel Raid Control, controlled by the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software.
The drive config is a Raid 5 with (4) 250GB drives. Usable space on the volume is approximately 700GB.
One drive has failed. Our question is, can we insert a larger drive in it's place, or do we have to order a 500GB drive. We can pickup a 500GB drive locally. I am reading conflicting advice, some say you can, some say you cannot.
Would adding a 500GB drive harm the raid in any way?
Thanks for any advice.