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Swapping Out For Larger Drives

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Hi, I'm using an Adaptec 7805 RAID card and was hoping to increase my existing drive space by swapping lower capacity hard drives for larger capacity hard drives. I don't want to add additional logical drives and just want to expand the existing drive space. Is this possible with this particular model. If so, can this be accomplished with the Windows or Adaptec BIOS GUI?

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IIRC you can do it in the management software but would have to rebuild after replacing each single drive (or each two drives for RAID 6).  And then do an expansion once you finish the last rebuild with all drives replaced.

It's quite a task.  Much easier to get access to another card and build a new larger array then transfer the data.

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