Extend HDD with HP Proliant

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We have HP proliant DL380G5 we would like to extend HDD on this server could you please help me to finalize this issue higly appriciate your immidiate respond

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here is two links I hope this helps

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/101941-hard-drive-upgrades-hp-proliant-dl380-g5

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=125&prodSeriesId=1121516&prodTypeId=15351&objectID=c00792595

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The most important factor you have to consider when extending the capacity of a computer’s hard disk drive is the compatibility of the other hardware parts to your hard disk. For instance, you cannot use a SATA to be installed in an ATA type hard disk drive. Compatibility should be the main focus here.

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  • Gabe9527
    Specs taken from - http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12477_na/12477_na.html (8) small form factor (SFF) hot-plug drive bays to support Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drives If you have used up the 8 internal disks then you will need to purchase more storage. Direct Attached or NAS or SAN etc. Then there are several options for doing this.... 1: User a Partition expansion software like Partition Magic (the Disk will still need to be added to the array) 2: Expand the RAID Set - This will depend on the RAID controller to whether this will in tail a restore of data or not (most new RAID cards will do this on the fly) 3: You could map the other disk/s into the other drive as a mounted folder. How to create and use NTFS mounted drives http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307889 Note: If you are only adding 1 disk and not RAID'd then there is no redundancy so mirrored disk would be advisable. (so if restricted bays then this will need weighing up against rebuilding via restore).
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  • Marcellarhughes
    I have opened Disk Management, In Windows 7, and have got an unallocated part of my hard disk drive showing up. I want to add that on to my primary volume. so i can use it. but how? I would have to do this to create my email protection.
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