hp suresore Disk System 2100 hard disk select and add new hard disk config (112 Views)
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szthomas
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Registered: ‎10-30-2002
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hp suresore Disk System 2100 hard disk select and add new hard disk config

Hi,all
We want to know If A6538A can instead A6545A in ds2100,We have used three A6545A hard disk,Now I want to increase one A A6538A hard disk.

Now the three disk make raid 5,If I increase a hd in winnt4.0.the hds still are raid 5. I will how to do ?

thanks
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Eugeny Brychkov
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Re: hp suresore Disk System 2100 hard disk select and add new hard disk config

Hello, this system has SCSI Id set-up at the rear of its chassis. I remember there're 3 option switch.
This enclosure can hold up to 4 disks, so adding one more disk to 3 disks is ok :-)
RAID5 can consist of at least 3 disks. These disks (A6538A and A6545A) are of same capacity.
You should use disk administrator to format new disk, make it dynamic and include into your RAID5.... I guess you should do this way, but you'd better consult win experts. Of course if you have windows OS installed :-)
Good luck!
Eugeny
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szthomas
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thanks your help
But I use os is winnt4.0.
can I make it dynamic disk?.at present the three disk is raid 5.as a disk 1 in disk administator disk tools.have the three basic
prartition,how to extent the capability in the
three prartition when I increase one disk.
notice I use os winnt4.0

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Pieter 't Hart
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in NT4 there is no option to expand the current disks (no dynamic sizing)

the best thing that CAN happen is that NT4 sees the disk has "grown"
but then again the extra size is only usable when you create an second partition on this disk not. you cannot expand the existing partition "online"

the only way to do this is
- backup the disk
- remove the partition
- expand the raid5 set
- recreate a (larger) partition
- restore your data

Pieter
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szthomas
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Re: hp suresore Disk System 2100 hard disk select and add new hard disk config

HI,everyone
Thank you very much.
It is really useful for me.

best regards
thomas
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