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Upgrade RAID1 hard drive on Proliant ML110 G4

 
guang chen
Occasional Contributor

Upgrade RAID1 hard drive on Proliant ML110 G4

Hi, experts


I’ve got a HP Proliant ML110 G4 raid1 server with Windows Server 2003 Small Business Edition. It has two 160G Seagate hard drives, however, it is running out space, so I bought two new Western Digital 500G drives to replace them.
I have read a few threads which recommend this method: swap one drive each time and rebuild Raid1. For example:

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1232858971126+28353475&threadId=1015513

It certainly works on HP Proliant DL models, I am just wondering if it works on Ml models. Anyone knows?

One more thing, how long does it usually take to rebuild a Raid1? Some thread say it may take over 10 hours or more. Any ideas to speed it up???

Thanks in advance.
4 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrade RAID1 hard drive on Proliant ML110 G4

hi

the point it's not ML or DL server it is the controller that is not a good controller(Embedded SATA controller) for this activities

check if this guys could do that I mean I asked him just to find out

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1303536
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
guang chen
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrade RAID1 hard drive on Proliant ML110 G4

Thanks,Karlo

I was just looking at that thread.
So if I cannot do this way, is the following plan visable?
Break the raid1, clone the old disk to the new one and rebuild the RAID1.
Cheers
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrade RAID1 hard drive on Proliant ML110 G4

you can try that not sure if is gonna work
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
guang chen
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrade RAID1 hard drive on Proliant ML110 G4

Okay, is there any other ways?
Thanks