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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Adding Hard Drives

  • 3.3 Add hard drives

    • Verify that drives are the appropriate type

    • Confirm termination and cabling

    • For ATA/IDE drives, confirm cabling, master/slave and potential cross-brand compatibility

    • Upgrade mass storage

    • Add drives to array

    • Replace existing drives

    • Integrate into storage solution and make it available to the operating system

    • Perform upgrade checklist

Disk drive upgrades come in two varieties: adding disk drives to an existing network server, or replacing existing disk drives with larger or faster disk drives. Upgrades to disk drives have the most potential of any upgrade to destroy data. Before attempting any disk drive upgrade, make absolutely sure that you have at least one, preferably two, verified full backups of the data on ...

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