Hard Drive Space Upgrade on Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Perc 6/i RAID Controller
Posted on 2012-08-17
I had a RAID5 containing 5 250GB hard drives. I bought 5 1TB hard drives to put in the machine. I know that I cannot expand the first VD beyond the 929gb that is currently set up, but want to create a new VD to utilize the extra space that I have, even if I have to create a few different VD's since there is the 2TB limit on size for my hardware/software combo. I do not have an option when I do a Ctrl+R to add a New Virtual Disk. As far as I can tell I have the most recent updates for the Perc 6/i board. I am using PERC 6/i Integrated BIOS Configuration Utility 1.22.32-1371, but the option to create New Virtual Disk is grayed out and the only thing I can do is clear configuration.