My current set up is a Dell PowerEdge 1950, two 250GB SATA drives, RAID 1, OS is Ubuntu server. Using it for running OTRS (open source help desk).
I'd like to upgrade the drives to the maximum capacity possible, and it's my understanding that 2TB is the max. I also understand that I can use a non Dell hard drive with the only risk of not having Dell supporting it, although it can work.
So, first of all, are these two statements correct? Secondly, what would be the best way to do that? Can I just replace the first drive, let the array rebuild, then replace the other drive? I assume that if this is a valid practice, I will have to expand capacity from the original size to the new one?
I appreciate any help and advise on this matter in advance!