adding a hard drive


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W. Henyard

Ok, this is what going on, had three 80 gigs hard drives on my server one
went down, went out and bought a 160 gig instead. Now trying to set them up
so that it can be partition to two 80 gigs and the raid see it but when
trying to go through the BIOS set up, first will it work to partitions the
160 gigs to two 80 gigs. Do I have to create an array first and then
partition the larger to give more space on my server? Or do I have to make
the bigger hard drive as the main drive.
 
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Peter

Ok, this is what going on, had three 80 gigs hard drives on my server one
went down, went out and bought a 160 gig instead. Now trying to set them up
so that it can be partition to two 80 gigs and the raid see it but when
trying to go through the BIOS set up, first will it work to partitions the
160 gigs to two 80 gigs. Do I have to create an array first and then
partition the larger to give more space on my server? Or do I have to make
the bigger hard drive as the main drive.

So what was the original RAID configuration?
 
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Odie

W. Henyard said:
Ok, this is what going on, had three 80 gigs hard drives on my server one
went down, went out and bought a 160 gig instead. Now trying to set them up
so that it can be partition to two 80 gigs and the raid see it but when
trying to go through the BIOS set up, first will it work to partitions the
160 gigs to two 80 gigs. Do I have to create an array first and then
partition the larger to give more space on my server? Or do I have to make
the bigger hard drive as the main drive.

If you're using software raid, you should be able to allocate an 80GB
partition of the 160GB drive to the array. You will be able to use the
other 80GB partition for other means.

If you're using hardware raid (or hardware assisted raid) the 160GB
drive will only "work" as an 80GB drive and you will lose the other
80GB.


Odie
 
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W. Henyard via HWKB.com

It is SATA
Ok, this is what going on, had three 80 gigs hard drives on my server one
went down, went out and bought a 160 gig instead. Now trying to set them up
[quoted text clipped - 3 lines]
partition the larger to give more space on my server? Or do I have to make
the bigger hard drive as the main drive.

So what was the original RAID configuration?
 
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W. Henyard via HWKB.com

SATA PCI card, Going through the BIOS on the card do I creat a new or rebuild
it.
Ok, this is what going on, had three 80 gigs hard drives on my server one
went down, went out and bought a 160 gig instead. Now trying to set them up
[quoted text clipped - 3 lines]
partition the larger to give more space on my server? Or do I have to make
the bigger hard drive as the main drive.

If you're using software raid, you should be able to allocate an 80GB
partition of the 160GB drive to the array. You will be able to use the
other 80GB partition for other means.

If you're using hardware raid (or hardware assisted raid) the 160GB
drive will only "work" as an 80GB drive and you will lose the other
80GB.

Odie
 
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Shadeglad

:retard: Hooray! Here's another retarded question

If I install a new harddrive, can I still use my manufacturor
reload/restore disk(s) to 're-setup' my pc with the new drive as th
primary or will I have to do something computer geeky, ( see-'beyon
my capacity') to turm the original drive into a "D" driv
while using the newer, larger drive as the primary "C
drive???? :puke
 
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Rod Speed

Shadeglad said:
If I install a new harddrive, can I still use my
manufacturors reload/restore disk(s) to 're-setup'
my pc with the new drive as the primary

Depends on how those reload/restore disk(s) are done.

Some use whats on the original drive for
that and so it aint that easy with those.
or will I have to do something computer geeky, ( see-'beyond
my capacity') to turm the original drive into a "D" drive while
using the newer, larger drive as the primary "C" drive????
Usually.

:puke:

Stop puking in this newsgroup, it makes the floor too slippery.
 

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