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Expanding Arrays

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Expanding Arrays

Hi
I have a Proliant 5500 with a 3200 array controller and 5 x 9.1 GB drives. I added 1 more drive(9.1GB) to the array for expansion. I ran SmartStart 5.1 and expanded the array however, it got to about 46% completed and then started the expansion again. If the expansion does not succeed, will my existing array be ruined or can I just remove the new drive and leave it as is?
I also have two RAid 0 dives installed.

Thanks
1 REPLY
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Expanding Arrays

Hello,
Once the array expansion has started then you cannot remove the HDD since you will loose your data. The percentage of completion of array expansion going up and down is normal.

Regards,