Replacing failed raid 1 with different speed drive
Posted on 2013-05-29
Hopefully this is fairly simple.
I have a HP DL380G5 with a HP Smart Array P400 controller (doing this from memory, not at system). I have the system drives in a Raid 1 configuration using 2-Seagate ST9146803SS drives. It looks like one has failed.
I found a drive locally, ST9146852SS, that seems to be the same other than the rotational speed (specs below).
Is it possible to have two drives in an array that are of different speeds?
Seagate ST9146803SS - Savvio 10K.3 146GB 10K 6.0Gbps SFF Serial SCSI / SAS Hard Drive
Seagate ST9146852SS - Savvio 15K.2 146GB 15K 6.0Gbps SFF Serial SCSI / SAS Hard Drive