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Are RAID controllers blind to partition tables on individual disks?

A traditional hardware RAID is filesystem agnostic, it works at block level. It presents its array to the OS as a single device, which can then be partitioned and formatted. When you add a disk, the ...
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Are RAID controllers blind to partition tables on individual disks?

Extending the other answers: important is to see, what is a disk. A disk is a set of data blocks, which we can read and write. That is all and no more. Anything more of it is only a trouble source. ...
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Are RAID controllers blind to partition tables on individual disks?

So my question - if you add physical disks to a RAID controller will that RAID controller automatically hijack each physical disk and blow away/rewrite a single disk partition table such that it ...
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Are RAID controllers blind to partition tables on individual disks?

Typically a hardware RAID controller is unaware of any partitioning on the disk - it assumes that if you add a disk to the array, it owns that disk in its entirety and writes its own (possibly ...
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