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January 9th, 2024 18:50

OK to add different manufacturer/revision physical drives to existing RAID5 array?

R750 with PERC H745 controller. Existing RAID5 array with 7 960GB SATA SSD's. These are MICRON, revision D3DJ004.

Took part number (XMWMK) and bought 3 more online. New drives are INTEL, Revision XCV1DL69.

OK to add one of these to the existing RAID5 array? OK to add the other 2 as Global Hot Spares?

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January 11th, 2024 18:13

Hello yert33,

 

I was hoping to see an actual image of the label on the drive you have for verification.

 

As you state that they are same capacity etc., then yes they will be ok to use.

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January 10th, 2024 06:32

Hello, this may help:

https://dell.to/3NXzuX3

Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) is a process that allows users to add storage capacity to an existing virtual disk. In most cases, this can be done without taking the system offline

 

 

https://dell.to/3OkgsdF

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January 10th, 2024 16:46

Thank you, but I know how to add a disk to the array and expand the volume. What I am asking is if the different manufacturer and revision level presents any risk? They both have the same Dell P/N...

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January 10th, 2024 21:37

Hello yert33,

 

Could you post picture of the drive labels showing the Dell part number (DP/N)?

 

We do have same drive by different manufacturer but typically they get different part numbers.

 

Generally speaking if the drives are the same technology and they are the same or larger capacity you can add them in to the array. If it is larger capacity then the remainder of the drive would be unusable.

 

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January 11th, 2024 17:01

Thanks for the reply Charles R. I got the Dell P/N from plugging in the Service Tag into Dell and looking at the System Configuration. We have not modified this R720 since purchase. Here is the screen shot of that:

The new ones are the same capacity, etc and show up in OSMA as candidates for adding to the array.

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January 11th, 2024 21:46

Thanks, Charles. I can't pull them out the originals as they are in production and there are no spares.

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