RAID 1 storage maximum reaching SAS 6 IR

Hello support team,

I work with a Dell PE T310 and uses a Windows 7 OS. The controller card is an iR SAS 6, RAID 1 configuration and reach maximum capacity.  I want to add more storage without losing any data.

The configs of the BIOS of the controller is listed below:

SAS6IR - Bus PCI: 03 / Dev PCI: 00 / PCI Fnc: 00 / FW revision: 0.25.47.90 - IR / status: enabled / Boot Order: 0
 
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Dell virtual disk 1028 identifier
Type RAID 1 (IM)
Analysis of order 0
size 237824
Optimal situation
 
NUM / RAID DISK / HOT spare / Drive Status / Pred Fail / Size (MB)
0 - ATA WDC WD2502ABYS - 13B 05 / YES / NO / primary / NO / 238418
1 - ATA YES / NO/secondary / NO / 238418
2 No. ATA / YES / HOT spares / NO / 238418

1. How can I add more storage without losing any data?

2. can I use (2 - ATA) drive that is not used in the Raid listed for HOT spare (not seen in disk management) for RAID 0 because the 4 drive Bay is empty at the moment or if it should / could be used for another HARD drive and sets up another RAID 1? which leads to my next question:

3. 3 drive bays are used, only the drive Bay HARD 4 a mesh metal. Can I add another HARD disk and set up for extra storage?

R /.
 
NEhmz
 
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Yes, if you add a 2 TB drive and configure RAID with the 250 GB drive, then your RAID 1 will not be 250 GB, which means you'll be wasting disk 750Go 3.

In order to use disc 2 for what it IS, you must first cancel the assignment as a hot spare (hot-spare parts are reserved as readers of Eve to the RAID arrays and are not visible to the OS).  No, it can be used as a stand-alone, no RAID disk, or you can configure it in RAID 1 (integrated mirror - IM) with a second disk.

If you want a drive 2 TB with reliability and maximum compatibility, look something like this:

http://www.Amazon.com/GP/product/B00D4YQKQW

Otherwise:

http://www.Amazon.com/GP/product/B003GD0GRU

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/CS/2579-771386.PDF

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