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ML370 G5 "How to add another drive without adding it to RAID"

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ML370 G5 "How to add another drive without adding it to RAID"

I have inserted another drive into slot 7 of the front panel of drive slots. I would like to use the drive as a stand-alone drive instead of adding it to the current RAID 5 config. Is this possible and if so, where do I configure it?

ml370g5 PROD ID# 458345-001Y BIOS P57 01/24/08 HP Smart Array P400 Controller
RAID 5 683 GB currently using first six bays
bay 7 used by new drive not yet setup (bay 8 not used)
146gb hd
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Re: ML370 G5 "How to add another drive without adding it to RAID"

Brad.

It Simple.

Method One

Restart you Machine --> Wait Untill you screen displays Smart Array Controller P400 in Red Color --> Press F8 Immediately when prompted --> Select Create New Logical Drive --> Select the free available Disk in Bay 7 --> Press Enter --> Press F8 to Confirm --> Escape to Exit --> Now you can see the new HDD Displayed in your Operating System.

Method TWO

Start --> Programs --> Hp Management Tools --> Array Configuration Utility --> Select the Free Disk and Configure it to RAID 0 witht he wizard provided.



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Re: ML370 G5 "How to add another drive without adding it to RAID"

It worked great. Thanks for the help.