09-12-2013 07:46 AM - edited 09-12-2013 07:47 AM
I was considering getting a D2600 but didnt want to fully populate it.
Is it possible to expand a RAID 50 array? on a HP P721m Controller? or something similar?
in general are all RAID arrays on HP controllers expandable?
also, have you actually tried this?
09-13-2013 08:26 AM
In general Yes.
All Smart Array controllers support RAID lavel migration, Array Expansion and Logical Drive extension.
Most P and E models require BBWC / FBWC for Migation, Expansion Extension, RAID 5, 6, 50 and 60.
The only exception from the general rule, might be the B models (BIOS based).
But I will recommend to check the Quick Specs.
Google: Smart Array "model" quick specs.
Also Google: HP Smart Array technology Brief.