Upgrading HDD on dell precision t3500 Server with RAID1
Posted on 2013-01-19
I have a T3500 Server running Windows 2008. This server currently has 2x5000GB Mirror drives using the built in RAID controller of this system. I'm running low on disk space and want to upgrade to a 1TB. I am going to clone the 500gb to a 1tb. My question is, once I clone the hard drive to the 1tb, can I put in put the 2x1tb drives in and will the raid1 still work? or do I have to delete it and rebuild it? I don't have to put in both 1tb drives and rebuild the raid1 and then install everything from scratch do I? What I am expecting to happen is the following:
1. clone the 500gb drive to a 1tb drive.
2. buy another 1tb drive for raid1.
3. put in both 1tb drives and leave the raid as raid1.
4. boot to OS.
what do you guys think?