Install larger Hard Drives in Raid 5 Array
Posted on 2014-01-15
Dell PowerEdge 2950 with Raid 5 Array using 3 SAS 146 Gig Hard Drives.
Simply put, we've run out of hard drive space. I have 3 more open slots in which I could insert more hard drives. However, if I'm going to increase storage capacity, I don't want to just add 3 more 146 gig hard drives in those open slots.
I'd just as soon replace the existing 146 gig hard drives with 3 larger hard drives.
Would these larger hard drives be "hot swappable"?
Would the Raid 5 array need to be broken in order to make this work?
Can I just pull out a 146 gig hard drive and insert a 500 gig hard drive?