Smart Array P440 – create multiple Logical Drives with different RAID Levels in one Array using Smart Storage Administrator

SCREENSHOT 21) Click on “Migrate RAID/Stip size” to modify the RAID type and the Stip size of the selected Logical Drive 4.

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Logical Drive 4 – Migrate RAID/Stip size

SCREENSHOT 22) RAID 0 could only be migrated to RAID 0 (which is the same RAID type with different Strip size) and no other RAID type, because the size of the Virtual Drive with RAID 0 offers more space than all other RAID types and the migration to smaller Virtual Drive size is not available without data loss.

RAID 0 could be migrated on-the-fly without data loss (which does not mean you should not backup all your data on the drives before intiating this operation! Always backup your data before such operations!) to RAID 0 with the Strip size, which are supported by the RAID 0. Click “OK” if you want to migrate or “Cancel” if you do not want to change anything.

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Logical Drive 4 – Migrate RAID/Stip size – RAID 0

SCREENSHOT 23) To delete all the drives and the array group just select the “Array A – 4 Logical Drive(s)” and click on “Delete Array”.

This operation will destroy all the above created Logical Drives and their data. This operation is super destructive!

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Delete Array A – 4 Logical Drive(s) – Delete Array

SCREENSHOT 24) Confirm to delete the Array, which warns you this will all of the logical drives in it.

If you are sure and want to delete all Logical Drives in Array A you should click on “Yes”.

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Delete Array A – 4 Logical Drives at once – Confirmation

SCREENSHOT 25) The system confirms the “The array has been deleted”.

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Delete Array A – 4 Logical Drives at once – Deleted

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