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    Hard Drive Question

    I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 rack server running two hard drives which are mirrored.

    I want to add more storage but am not bothered if the third hard drive is mirrored or not. If I purchase a drive and plug it in will Server 2008 just recognise it as a single hard drive with all capacity offered to the OS?

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    This is more of a Dell Hardware Specific question. I think you can, dont quote me on that though

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    We have a 2850 here which we use as our main fileserver, last summer we needed to add extra capacity to it so bought 3 extra HDD and set them up as a RAID 5. I think i just used the Dell open manage software to do this, so i would guess you can do the same with a single HDD. But as i have never tried it cant say for sure.

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    I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 rack server running two hard drives which are mirrored.

    I want to add more storage but am not bothered if the third hard drive is mirrored or not. If I purchase a drive and plug it in will Server 2008 just recognise it as a single hard drive with all capacity offered to the OS?

    GJE

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    if you plug in directly into the mobo the a quick format should offer it to the os.... at least in my understanding and experience

    EDIT as in dont plug it into the array

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    Hi Gareth

    I think you should be fine as others have said. To plug in as normal and format using the OS.

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    Just thought, you would probably have to configure the drive to work under Raid 0

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