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We currently have a Dell PowerEdge T110 server with a 250GB SATA HDD.

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It is running Hyper-V server 2008 R2 (the bare metal hyper visor thing that doesn't have the full GUI). We are running out of space and want to add a second 1TB drive to the machine. If I buy a 1TB SATA HDD and add it into the machine, when I reboot will it pick it up? Can I use it?

This is our first time using Hyper-V Server and I am not 100% sure if this will work?


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Yes, you'll just need to initialize and partition the disk using DISKPART from the command line.

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Brilliant. Thanks, will Google DISKPART. – Jon Feb 18 '11 at 16:31

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