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how to add 2 drives as raid-1 to p400

 
Alberto de_la_Torre
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how to add 2 drives as raid-1 to p400

I have a p400 with 4 drives set up as a raid 5 array. I want to add 2 new drives and configure them as raid-1. I'm afraid if I add the new drives the system will start adding them to the existing raid-5 array.

What's the procedure to do this?
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Prem Selvam Arumugam
Trusted Contributor

Re: how to add 2 drives as raid-1 to p400

It won't Take Automatically,

Get the downtime to work on this server, Plug in the new drives to empty slots.

Restart --> Wait for the display listing Smart Array controller p400 in Red color --> Immediately press F8 --> Select Create Logical Disk --> Select the Listed two Newly added drives --> Mark RAID 1+0 --> Press enter --> Press F8 --> Wait for a while --> Press esc couple of times --> Now you system loadsthe OS --> Check in disk management for the New Array to be listed as additional unpartitioned Disk.