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Today disks are much larger and cheaper. Go Premium Individual Gp. It hp b120i raid to be useful at those times the disks were very expensive and still had a very low capacity and you had to get as much data packed on a limited number of them, as you only lost one of the disks to the RAID.

Windows Server 1. It may or may not work, so use at your own risk.

Upgrading HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller

Solutions Learn More Through Courses. Whether it is actually doing RAID5 properly is another matter entirely.

Sign In Sign Up. So expanding it by 2TB we solve the space issue for us.

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Why are you even considering in going down to RAID 5? Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.


My understanding b10i be flawed or out of date I supposeso I would encourage you to confirm or deny this by contacting HP support directly. Some background on what the Bi actually is first. Try it for free Edge Out The Hp b120i raid for your dream job with proven hp b120i raid and certifications. Yeah, I totally agree with you, which is why I’ve mailed my supplier, asked for evidence and have not yet purchased the device.

RAID 5 is something obsolete from the the last decade or more. Given that 1b20i have a known GOOD h of everything on the array, you could try: Get every solution hp b120i raid with premium.

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The problem is it’s only a budget server and we just need the extra space for a small period of time. You wouldn’t need to reformat the drives. I haven’t seen evidence that what you’re hp b120i raid can be done with any HP array controller I’ve used hp b120i raid creating a new array which wipes all data from the same set of drives.

I wear a lot of hats Please accept my apologies for the confusion. Since the upgrade to the ILO, i am now getting storage degraded errors because it cannot initialise parity assuming this is because it shouldn’t support raid 5? Covered by US Patent. Particularly if you are using large capacity disks that rebuild will take a long time, increasing that risk.


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Patreon donations are eligible for Perks! Sign up for a b12i account in our community. This is what I get from him “Yes there’s slot on the motherboard for it.

Again, I didn’t find anything in that manual that says exactly that you can do what you want to do. Hp b120i raid Legacy OS 1.

Then you can install ESX onto the new array and migrate your data from the remaining single drive to the array. I was hoping and you probably were too that someone else from EE would hp b120i raid in here and say, “Been there done that and here’s rai but so far no b210i on that!

HI, It’s more conversion than expansion.