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Replacing drive in Raid5 array

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May 21, 2012 10:08:48 PM

Hello all,

I had a drive fail in my Raid 5 array in a dell power vault MD1000

This is the current drive that is in there:

http://www.itcreations.com/view_product.asp?product_id=...

And this is the drive I have to replace it:

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Seagate-Constellation-...

Will that be alright? As I understand the biggest potential issue is that the drive will be slightly smaller than the one in there. What happens if I put it in and thats the case?

Thanks!
a b G Storage
May 21, 2012 10:40:10 PM

This should be fine. Isn't it recommend to run drives by different manufactures in a RAID anyway?
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