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380G5 P400 Raid 5 w/4 disks using hot spare

Frank Delin
Occasional Visitor

380G5 P400 Raid 5 w/4 disks using hot spare

Hello all,

After assembling the collection of parts that arrived I booted my new 380G5 and hopped into the array configuration utility. All 4 drives are auto selected as is raid 5 but if I tab into the spare field and hit space bar I can't select use 1 drive as spare.

In the past, when HP would ship the server assembled and preconfigured with Windows I could specify Raid 5, 4 disk, hot spare and they came that way.

Is there a trick I'm missing.

Thanks,

Frank
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Frank Delin
Occasional Visitor

Re: 380G5 P400 Raid 5 w/4 disks using hot spare

I figured it out. you have to deselect one of the 4 drives in order for it to be available for selection as a spare.