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I have an IBM System X server with a ServerRaid M5014 controller. Drives 0 and 1 are RAID1 and contain the OS. The remaining 4 drives are RAID5 and were recently upgraded to larger drives. That means I have 4 old hard drives laying around. Can I simply replace the bad hard drive with one of these old drives and rebuild it or will the fact that the old drive was formerly part of a RAID5 array make that impossible.
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They won't automatically be added to the array and start rebuilding. On Dell RAID controllers you usually have assign such drives as "Hot-Spares", and then they will start the rebuild. It is likely that you will have to do the same on your RAID controller.
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My concern is there is already data on the old drive. It is not a typical connector to I have no way of attaching the drive to another computer to wipe it out. So when I put the drive in will the RAID controller give me the option to format the drive in order to remove the old data? Will the existing data cause any problems with my current array?? Am I over thinking this?
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If you assign it as a hot spare, any previous data on that drive would be wiped.
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Thank you.
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