PERC 6/i RAID5 adding disks
Posted on 2014-01-10
hi community. Quick question about RAID5 and how they rebuild on the PERC 6/i adapters in a Dell PowerEdge R410.
I have an R410 with 3 physical disks.
Of course the array only sees 250GB of the two TB drives which gives me a rough total of about 500GB of usable disk space. My question is this :: if I replace the 250GB drive with a 1TB will the array incorporate the extra disk space after it's rebuilt the array? Will I end up with 2TB of total usable space without having to create a new VD and lose my existing data?
My hunch is yes, I can replace the 250GB drive with one that is larger and the array will rebuild with the new drive and space allotted as usable space.
Thanks for the help.