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Proliant ML 370 w/Smart Array 641

Rob_171
Frequent Advisor

Proliant ML 370 w/Smart Array 641

I have a Proliant ML 370 G3 server with a 641 raid card. I have 3 disks currently in this array (RAID 5) and it's partitioned into two logical drives. I still have 3 open slots for hard drives and am looking to add more storage space. I do not need to extend the existing array's size. Is it possible to buy 3 new drives and build a second array through the same 641 controller? Do I need a new drive cage and/or second controller card? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Cookie_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant ML 370 w/Smart Array 641

Hi Rob,

You should be able to add 3 more hard-drives and create a new array. Incase you plan to add drives 7 and drive 8 then you would need to buy a drive cage. Part # 244059-B21.

Regards,
Claud
Sometimes a Loser Wins!!
Rob_171
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant ML 370 w/Smart Array 641

Would I use the HP Array Configuration Utility in Windows or would I need to enter setup during POST for the 641 card? I want to add 3 drives in a RAID 5 configuration. Thanks.
Cookie_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant ML 370 w/Smart Array 641

Hi Rob,

You can use the HP array configuration utility (ACU) or press f8 at POST and configure the array from there. It doesnt really matter.

Regards,
Claud
Sometimes a Loser Wins!!