Adding an SSD to HP GL380 G7

I wish to add a new single SSD (HP 800GB SAS ME 2.5in) to an HP GL380 G7 server. Can I simply insert the disk into an empty bay and then use the ACU to create a new RAID 0, then create a Windows volume or is some other configuration required?

Thanks
John
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Joshua GrantomSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
If you are only using 1 drive, you will not be able to setup a RAID.
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Joshua GrantomSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Oh I see, I understand now.

Yea once you create the "RAID 0" you will also need to create a logical volume under that. Once that's done, you can see it with your OS. That should be it.

They havent changed the ACU GUI very much since G3's
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RBG ITAuthor Commented:
Good man thanks! I'm carrying out the work next week.

Cheers
John
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Joshua GrantomSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Is this a new server install or just adding an existing hard drive to a server?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Actually I would not recommend you using SSD in RAID. If you use it in hardware RAID0 or whatever other RAID its lifespan could be shorter due to non working TRIM. TRIM cleans up the SSD pages when the drive is not used and thus speeds up the drive speed and increases its life. Mostly if SSD is using in RAID which does not understand the TRIM it could ware out. So it is often recommended to use software RAID in comparison with hardware RAID.
Try to use it simply as a standalone drive.
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RBG ITAuthor Commented:
Joshua G; The server is an existing server.

noxcho; Ok, if I don't use RAID, do I still need to anything with the disk in ACU, or just create a Windows volume?

Thanks
John
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
You don't need to do anything with it as long as Windows detects the drive as new unallocated space.
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RBG ITAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help
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