Adding Disks to a 4400

Seth Mos knuffie at
Wed Jun 12 13:06:01 CDT 2002

At 17:53 12-6-2002 +0100, Basil Hussain wrote:
> > > Our sales rep tells us we'll need another PERC3 card for this, but this
> > > seems wrong to me... can't we just throw the disks on the backplane and
> > > configure a new raid container using the new disks?
> >
> > Seems like your Sales Rep is below quota.  You don't need a new
> > RAID Card.
> > Just use the existing backplane and configure as appropriate.  I did the
> > same thing, went from 3 drives to 6.
>Unless... the 4400 could be specified in a similar way to the 2500, with a
>choice of either one 6-disc backplane or two 3-disc backplanes. If the 4400
>has the option for split backplanes (and you have such a server) I would
>imagine you do actually need two RAID controllers, as you're dealing with
>two SCSI channels connecting to the two backplanes. Unless you already have
>a dual-channel RAID controller, of course... :-)

Or remove the split backplane card.


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