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RAID 5 Drive Replacement-Larger Size and Faster Speed?

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May 24, 2008 6:50:01 AM

For all you server builders or administrators...I had a 73GB 10K drive fail in a server. Because availability of the 73GB 10K is very poor, I can only purchase a 146GB 15k. Can I replace it with a 146GB 15k drive? Will the faster and larger drive be backwards compatible? Is there a chance of data corruption?
May 26, 2008 12:24:09 AM

The new drive should work fine (as long as its compatible with the controller) however, the extra speed and larger space on the new disk will not be used.
a b G Storage
January 23, 2009 8:52:59 PM

Is it posible to replace all (6)73Gb drives for (6) 146 Gb drives?
One by one off course.
There are 5 in raid 5 and 1 drive is a hot spare....