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RAID 5 Hard Disk change

One disk from my RAID5 disk (250 GB SATA) from my server (Windows 2003) died. Can I Replace it with a disk of more capacity, like 500 Gb, or I have to find the same disk.
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Jose Bredariol
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Jose Bredariol
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Which server model and controller model do you have?  It all depends on the hardware.
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StampelCommented:
Hello,

Yes, most of the time controllers will accept a bigger disk as far as the BIOS handles it (I.E : not too big).
But of course it will only be using 250GB of your 500GB disk !
Anyway it is safe to give it a try.

Regards,
Stampel
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Michael-BestCommented:
Yes you can replace it with a disk of more capacity.
 As long as the disc is exactly the same size or bigger, just being one sector smaller than your old disc will not work if your RAID uses the full old disc size.
Also the same or better spec. such as RPM is recommended.
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Jose BredariolPMPAuthor Commented:
Thanks all.
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