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Upgraded My Hard drives But I don't see all the space i should have

EthanJ
Occasional Contributor

Upgraded My Hard drives But I don't see all the space i should have

Hello all,
i just upgraded my 3 Hard drives to 146GB, ive replaced them one by one so they can rebuild them self afterwards i extended the free space when extending the free space i choose for the max free space available and use diskpart to use the unallocated space.

now my problem is 3x146=438GB but i only get 275GB in total( C and D drive i have 1 volume) what happend to the rest of the space? how can i get the other space that i am not seeing?

My Acu is not giving me any error i have 0 failed phicycal disk and the status of all 3 drive is OK, i am using raid 5

My server is a ML350 G4 with 641 array controler with only 64MB with latest firmware and psp (version 8)

some help would be great

thank you
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgraded My Hard drives But I don't see all the space i should have

hi

Some info First:

RAID 5 requires minimum 3 HDDs.
Total Space equal to:

(total HDDs space) - (1 HDDs space)
so it would be

438 GB - 146GB = 292 GB

parity and data will be distributed across all HDDs and 1 HDD can fail and your RAID 5 will be up and running fine

more info:
http://www.acnc.com/04_01_05.html

http://www.ibeast.com/content/tools/RaidCalc/RaidCalc.asp

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/raid/levels/singleLevel5-c.html

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
EthanJ
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgraded My Hard drives But I don't see all the space i should have

Karlo,

ok now i understand how it works.... thank you very much for you quick reply.

also i have a memory issue on the ML350 G4

my server is running on 1Gb of ram and my page file is 1.5GB but the server is using the whole page file..... what can i do to fix this?

i already had bought new memory but they haven't arrived yet..

any temporary solution?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgraded My Hard drives But I don't see all the space i should have