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X1600 292GB System Partition

 
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X1600 292GB System Partition

Hi,

I have just purchased two X1600 292GB devices (the ones with two 146GB SAS drives in the rear for the system partition). Having turned them on, it appears the good folk at HP have decided to create a 40GB array for the OS to be installed on, leaving ~96GB of unavailable space, un-RAID'd...

It seems daft to have a 96GB 'spare' area for data, when I'm putting many TB in the front for data etc, so does anyone know if I could delete the RAID they've created, create a new one using all the available space on those drives and then use the Recovery System DVD to re-install the OS (on a ~136GB system partition)? Or, does the DVD also set up the silly 40GB RAID as well?

Any help appreciated!

Cheers,
Tom

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Network Attached Storage (NAS) (Enterprise) to Network Attached Storage (NAS) (Small and Medium Business) - HP Forums Moderator

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Re: X1600 292GB System Partition

Hello Tom,

AFAIK will the recovery DVD setup the logcal drive and array configuration as it's currently configured.

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
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Re: X1600 292GB System Partition

The latest QR DVD versions will use a larger OS partition without issue and will not reset it back to 40GB.

The key is that if you create your own, make sure the c: OS drive is labeled "System" and I beleive it has to be in a RAID of some sort. This will ensure the QR DVD in the future knows it is the OS drive.

The latest QR DVD that was just released and I highly recommend is located at:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=5697-0379

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Re: X1600 292GB System Partition

Thanks for the replies. I logged a case with HP in the end, and got the answer that it's possible, but we don't recommend it and the above is true; if you stick to RAID and label it 'System' then the DVD will not over-write the array configuration.
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Re: X1600 292GB System Partition

See above post.