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Can I mix 146GB 15K drive and 146GB 10K Drive

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Last response: in Storage
September 25, 2012 2:15:33 PM

I have 146GB 15K Hot Swap drives in a RAID 5 configuration in my ML370 G4 server. If a drive fails, can I replace it with a 146GB 10K drive that I have on hand?

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a c 427 G Storage
September 25, 2012 2:28:05 PM

I don't see why not although it may cause performance issues. Normally it is recommended that you use identical drives if possible or at least identically spec'd drives.
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a b G Storage
September 25, 2012 2:34:23 PM

dvanmoorlehem said:
I have 146GB 15K Hot Swap drives in a RAID 5 configuration in my ML370 G4 server. If a drive fails, can I replace it with a 146GB 10K drive that I have on hand?

Yes.
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a c 107 G Storage
September 25, 2012 2:45:40 PM

Probably! The problem is, that 146GB are not 146GB! If the capacity of the 10k drive is only one block smaler then the one of the 15k drives it will not work. It only works, if it's bigger ore the same size.
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September 25, 2012 2:58:02 PM

Thanks, I will check the spec's carefully. Performance issues are not a big concern.
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October 14, 2014 2:28:02 AM

i have same isues.my problem i have raid 5 10k drives.so i need to upgarade to 15k.so how to do?
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