RAID1: 159GB - Physical 250GB drive



  • RAID1: 159GB - Physical 250GB drive
    This Dell PEt310 has three physical disks, 2 are RAID1, 1 hot spare.. But the PERC s300 Disk management shows that the Raid is 159GB.

    Why is my math of on that... (about to toast it and rebuild



  • @g.jacobse said:

    RAID1: 159GB - Physical 250GB drive
    This Dell PEt310 has three physical disks, 2 are RAID1, 1 hot spare.. But the PERC s300 Disk management shows that the Raid is 159GB.

    Why is my math of on that... (about to toast it and rebuild

    Umm....stupid question, but are both HDDs in the RAID the same size??



  • @g.jacobse said:

    RAID1: 159GB - Physical 250GB drive
    This Dell PEt310 has three physical disks, 2 are RAID1, 1 hot spare.. But the PERC s300 Disk management shows that the Raid is 159GB.
    Why is my math of on that... (about to toast it and rebuild

    The server probably had smaller drives in the past and the array was never expanded.



  • I agree, something funky here. Jarod is probably right. Blow that away and start over. Likely everything will be fine.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I agree, something funky here. Jarod is probably right. Blow that away and start over. Likely everything will be fine.

    That is what I am about to do.. No reason why they should be that much of a difference in physical size to array size. It didn't occur to me yesterday, but I just thought that the drive tray is printed at 250GB,.. the drives could be smaller.. though unlikely..

    Things that make you go hmmmm...

    @ajstringham said:

    @g.jacobse said:

    RAID1: 159GB - Physical 250GB drive
    This Dell PEt310 has three physical disks, 2 are RAID1, 1 hot spare.. But the PERC s300 Disk management shows that the Raid is 159GB.

    Why is my math of on that... (about to toast it and rebuild

    Umm....stupid question, but are both HDDs in the RAID the same size??

    Yes, the controller lists them as the same sice,.. and there are no stupid questions if you learn from the answer....



  • @g.jacobse
    Yup.. Damn - proves a point to never trust the print on the tray... they are 160GB drives..



  • Ah ha. Well that would do it 🙂



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Ah ha. Well that would do it 🙂

    Indeed it would.


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