2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2009 12:48 PM by Elizabeth

    Adding a new non-raid drive to a Raid 5 setup

    Golferdude

      I currently have 5 HD, 2 non-raid drives and 3 HD in a Raid 5.   If I want to add another HD as a non-raid drive, do I have to re-do everything or just plug it in?    If I can't add a drive, can I replace one of the existing non-raid drives with a larger drive?

       

      Thanks,

      Jimmy

        • 1. Re: Adding a new non-raid drive to a Raid 5 setup
          Aryan2411

          Hi Jimmy,

           

          Which board do you have?

           

          Are you using any raid controller card or onboard raid?

           

          Model of the raid controller:

          How do you access the raid bios? Ctrl + ?

           

          Let me know these things then i will be able to give you an answer.

           

          Regards,

          Aryan

          • 2. Re: Adding a new non-raid drive to a Raid 5 setup
            Elizabeth

            if you just want to add it as a non-RAID drive, yup, just plug it in (as long as there's a spare port)

             

            if you want to add it as a RAID drive (spare for example), you'd have to do something in the console to make it a spare - just adding it in does nothing. after you add it in, you'll see it appear under the non-RAID drives in the console's device tree

             

            the one caveat is that if your volume is degraded when you add the drive, it will ask you if you want to rebuild to that drive. if you don't - you just want it to be a non-RAID drive - say no.