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Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

MKumar Nagappa
Occasional Advisor

Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

4 drives - all are 36GB 10k rpm Raid 5 set.

1drive has failed.

the replacement drive available and already bought is 72gb 15k rpm drive.

will this 72gb 15k rpm work with the existing
3 other 36gb 10k rpm drives?

Os is windows 2003 server.

thank you.
5 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

Hi,

If we assume that the RAID-5 set is on a SmartArray controller, then the replacement drive will work fine.

The firmware will realise that it has a bigger drive and just use the first 36GB.

Cheers,

Rob
Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

Hi,

yes it will work.

You will lose the additional 36 Gbs.
The drive will still rotate at 15k, but there will be litlle advantage because the controller will wait for the data from the other 10k HDDs.

Pac
MKumar Nagappa
Occasional Advisor

Re: Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

Thank you Rob & Pac.

the drive worked accordingly.

cheers
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

Cool... Remember to say thanks by assigning points.

Cheers,
Rob
MKumar Nagappa
Occasional Advisor

Re: Hard drive replacement on G3 ML350

the drive worked safeytl. thanks to Rob & Pac points assigned..