I have an HP Proliant ML350-G6 server with 3 600Gb hard drives on RAID5. It's running out of space so I'm adding 2 1Tb hard drives which I will configure as another volume on RAID1. My question is, do I need to switch off the server to put the new hard drives in or can I do it during normal office hours whilst users are working on it? Supposedly they are hot-swapable disks. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Mike


The disks are hot-swappable. There's no need to turn the server off.

You'll want to use the Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) tool to handle the new volume creation.

  • Many thanks for your reply. Much appreciated.
    – MikeT
    Feb 11 '20 at 9:01

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