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ML530 Hot Swap drives

tim_357
Occasional Contributor

ML530 Hot Swap drives

Hi guys,
i have an ml530 G1 rackmount server. one of the drives in the array has gone and died on me. its a raid 5 partion which i created in smartstart. i have never changed hot swap drives before and my question is fairly simple, do i just rip the drive out and whack a new one in when the machine is on and in windows? or at bootup? does it matter if theres unwanted data on the new drive?

thanks
3 REPLIES
Mahesh Kumar Malik
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530 Hot Swap drives

Hi tim

You can rip the drive out and whack a new one in when the machine is on and in windows. RAID controller will rebuild the RAID automatically. Rebuilding process may take couple of minutes depending on the size of drive

Regards
Mahesh
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530 Hot Swap drives

No issues connect it
It will override it

REgards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Morcos
Super Advisor

Re: ML530 Hot Swap drives

Hi,
just whack the new disk when the machine is on and in window, you can check the rebuilding process from event viewer.

Regards,
Ziad