I recently added a shelf of 1 TB SATA II drives and I am creating 3 RAID 5 Groups with 5/5/4 disks. I wish to use the last disk as a global hot spare, but I read through the Global Hot Spares best practices and found that there is a possibility that a SATA II drive could be used as a FC hot spare! Can anyone confirm this? The best practices state that a hot spare disk drive is selected by type (ATA or SATA II/FC), size and bus number. I really do not want a SATA II drive being used as a FC hot spare so any help or feedback is appreciated!!
Thank you for the reference to that thread. It is exactly as I feared...a SATA II drive can hot spare for a FC drive which is really just crazy!! I wish they considered that at the controller level when they decided to allow SATA II shelves to be added to the CX3 series.