Add drive to Perc 6i without formatting
Posted on 2012-03-25
I'm trying to add a standalone drive (raid 0) to a perc 6i without losing the data thats on the drive (without formatting, etc.). In OMSA, the create virtual drive wizard seems to nuke the drive, and then requires formatting in disk mgmt anyway to become available.
Anyone know a way other than getting a usb enclosure or plugging it right into the sata on the motherboard to make this work, preferably through the perc 6i? I'm running a dell PE 2900 win 2k8, theres only 2 raid 1 drives in there now, the rest of the bays are empty.