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muhamed
Occasional Visitor

removing disks

I have server ml-150. Also we have raid 5 with 3 disks. Can i remove one of disk and continue with the work, or is forbiden removing any of disks from the server.
Thanks
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: removing disks

RAID-5 can tolerate the loss of a single disk drive. I am not familiar with the ML-150, but: some servers do not support SATA hot-plug even if the handle on the drive carrier suggests that the drive is meant for hot-plugs.
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muhamed
Occasional Visitor

Re: removing disks

Thanks.
Do you maybe know if I remove one of the disks ( to check can I boot Win Server 2003 on the server without one disk in RAID-5 mode) can I destroy disk just a acting like that.
Greybeard
Esteemed Contributor

Re: removing disks

hello Muhamed,
A clearer understanding of how RAID works will answer your concerns, This Wiki article is quite good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundant_array_of_independent_disks
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