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RAID Expansion

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RAID Expansion

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I was considering getting a D2600 but didnt want to fully populate it.


Is it possible to expand a RAID 50 array? on a HP P721m Controller? or something similar?


in general are all RAID arrays on HP controllers expandable?


also, have you actually tried this?









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Re: RAID Expansion

In general Yes.


All Smart Array controllers support RAID lavel migration, Array Expansion and Logical Drive extension.

Most P and E models require BBWC / FBWC for Migation, Expansion Extension, RAID 5, 6, 50 and 60.


The only exception from the general rule, might be the B models (BIOS based).


But I will recommend to check the Quick Specs.


Google: Smart Array "model" quick specs.


Also Google: HP Smart Array technology Brief.