[SUMMARY] Mixing Drives with RAID5

From: F.M. Taylor (root@uranium.indstate.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 10:45:45 CDT

Thanks to those who replied, I was too fast on the delete key to know who
they were.

The concenses was that I could in fact add the 18G drives to my current
setup, but I would more than likely only be able to see 9G of it. (lowest
common denominator).

We decided to go with 9G drives for now and play musical drives at a later
date to upgrade to the 18G drives.

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, F.M. Taylor wrote:

> Sorry, but I was in a hurry and this list is much faster than my sales
> rep. or finding the correct manual in the time alotted to deliver the
> answer.
> I have an E450 with 10 9gig Hard drives. This is split into three
> controllers. Two of the controllers are hardware raid, and the third is
> the primary sun-scsi controller. Each of the raid controllers have 4 9gig
> drives with RAID 5 which leaves me 4 slots in each bay to stuff drives.
> I need to add about 20 gig of drive space to this machine. So my question
> is can I use the newer 18 gig drives and just add them to one of my RAID
> controllers or do I need to have all of the same size drives on each
> controller.

F.M. (Mike) Taylor      UNIX Systems Administrator. 
Indiana State University.  Terre Haute, IN. 47809
(812)-237-8843          CISSO
I constantly find myself "re-inventing the wheel", but 
thats ok 'cause my current "wheel" has eight flat sides.

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