2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2010 12:35 PM by joseba

    Simple RAID question?

    stephend7575

      I have an SE7221 basic server board with an embedded LSI megaIDE RAID controller. Connected to this are 4 x 120GB SATA drives in a RAID 0+1 formation (2 drives striped then mirrored). Problem is I'm running out of disk space, I would like to swap one drive from each stripe with a 500GB SATA (added separately and allowing the mirrored image to rebuild each time) or is it just not that simple?

       

      Hope someone out there can help as this is now causing many problems.

        • 1. Re: Simple RAID question?
          Dan_O

          I've seen it done before, although it's pretty risky, since it quadruples your chance of something going wrong.

           

          Also, with an SE7221, I'd triple-check to make sure the 500GB SATA drives are on the compatibility list

          • 2. Re: Simple RAID question?
            joseba

            Maybe :

              -Unplug the first 120 hard drive and plug it to other PC and plug one of the 500 hard drive. And clone from 120 to 500 using some soft like norton, clonezilla...

             

              - Repeat the process with the other hard drives

             

              - Plug the four 500 hard drive to the server and the raid controller will see the RAID 10

             

            Let me know if it works