avdvyver
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R730 failed local drive

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Hi, I have a failed 500GB HDD in my Dell R730's local storage that forms part of a RAID 6 virtual disk (6 HDDs in total). The server has a PERC H730P Mini RAID controller. What are my options for replacing the failed drive? I am having issues sourcing the same drive so my question is - can I use a larger HDD drive to replace it with? Is it possible to replace it with a SSD drive? Thank you

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theflash1932
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RE: R730 failed local drive

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It doesn't have to be the exact same make/model. As long as it's certified, the firmware will be compatible. Larger is fine, but you cannot mix SAS/SATA or HDD/SSD in the same array, so assuming your 500GB disks are SATA, you can't replace the failed one with a more robust SAS drive, and you can't replace it with an SSD.

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theflash1932
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It doesn't have to be the exact same make/model. As long as it's certified, the firmware will be compatible. Larger is fine, but you cannot mix SAS/SATA or HDD/SSD in the same array, so assuming your 500GB disks are SATA, you can't replace the failed one with a more robust SAS drive, and you can't replace it with an SSD.

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avdvyver
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Thank you for the guidance!